Rosamund Kwan to Auction $16 Million in Personal Jewelry, Part of Proceeds Going to Charity, Entertainment News

Her collection may sparkle, but Rosamund Kwan’s charitable spirit is what shines brightest.

In a video posted to Instagram yesterday (October 6), she announced that she would be putting some of her personal jewelry collection up for auction, with some of the proceeds from the sale going to charity.

The 60-year-old former actress said: “I’ve decided to share some of my collection that I’ve accumulated over the years.

“Many of these pieces are suitable for everyday use and some are worth passing on as heirlooms. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”

The auctioned collection comprises approximately 51 jewels with a combined value of around HK$100 million (S$16 million), according to a press release from auction house Christie’s.

Notable pieces include a Boghossian diamond and ruby ​​ring estimated at HK$22-35 million and a pair of Moussaieff diamond and ruby ​​earrings worth over HK$10 million. Kong.

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In addition, there are other luxury pieces such as a Boucheron diamond ring (9-12 million HK dollars), a Bulgari diamond brooch (2.5-3.5 million from Hong Kong) and a Cartier diamond bracelet (from 1.5 to 2.5 million Hong Kong dollars). ).

Explaining the significance of his collection, Rosamund said, “Each piece has significance for my collecting journey and my personal life, and evokes fond memories. I sincerely hope they find new homes through this auction. auction, and I can’t wait to see the proceeds from the sale go to do more good in the world.”

Rosamund is a household name who rose to popularity in the 1982 film The Head Hunter alongside Hong Kong film icon Chow Yun Fat and playing Thirteen Aunt opposite Jet Li in the Once Upon a Time in China film series. of the 1990s.

She retired from showbiz in 2007.

And while netizens praised Rosamund’s “generous” and “caring” announcement, it wasn’t a decision she made on a whim.

“After almost three years of the pandemic, I’m focusing more on my mind and body, both inside and out,” she said.

“In the future, I will dedicate more time to learning, focusing on the environment and society, as well as helping communities in need. Look forward to a better future.”

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A public preview of his collection will take place in Singapore on October 29-30 at the House of Arts on Old Parliament Lane and will be available by appointment only.

The live auction will take place on November 28 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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