The jewelry cases at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong’s IFC mall are filled with expensive pieces that cost well into the six and seven figures. But the most expensive item these days – if you’re in the market for such things – is a 10.8 million Hong Kong dollar (US$1.4 million) necklace-and-earrings set.
The “star collection,” a name that refers to the starburst design of the pendant earrings and the hanging pieces on the necklace, was made by Italian jewelry maker Buccellati.
Lane Crawford commissioned the set, which includes a gemstone favored by Asian buyers – jadeite. Only four sets were made and all are on sale in Hong Kong, says Marguerite Sam, Lane Crawford’s general merchandising manager for jewelry. The second-most expensive piece of jewelry at the store is also a Buccellati piece – a brooch for HK$2.7 million.