Masterpiece 'Ballerina Butterfly' to be auctioned at Sotheby's Hong Kong
September 24, 2014: Contemporary fine jewelry artist Cindy Chao collaborated with actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker on a singular jewelry creation. The 2014 Black Label Masterpiece “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch (Est. HK$6 – 7 million / US$750,000 –950,000), co-designed by Chao and Parker, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale on October 7, 2014. Net proceeds from its sale will benefit the New York City Ballet.
It was decided during the opening of Ms Chao’s boutique in Beijing in 2012, where Ms Parker was an honorary guest, that they would combine their creative talents, working together to design a unique jewelry piece for charity.
The Black Label “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch was completed with heart and soul over the course of two years. Ms Chao began the creation process by building a wax model of the piece, as she does with all of her Black Label Masterpiece creations. The “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch melds together Ms Chao’s craftsmanship with Ms Parker’s eye for style and design.
The 2014 Black Label Masterpiece “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch is constructed of a titanium and 18-karat gold body, featuring a cushion-cut fancy brown diamond weighing 26.27 carats, three rough brown diamond slices weighing 47.71 carats in total, three pieces of conch pearls weighing 7.25 carats in total, surrounded by 4,698 diamonds and fancy-colored diamonds weighing 98.09 carats in total, completing the majesty of the Black Label Masterpiece Butterfly.