The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office London’s senior valuer Steven Jordan was given the honoured task of valuing what aspires to be the most extravagant and lavish Christmas tree decoration in the world.
Every millimetre of this 18 carat white gold sphere has been hand set with pave diamonds creating a snowflake cut pattern nestling amidst the dazzling display.
Three stunning one carat diamonds adorn the centre band of the sphere, which in turn is orbited by two ruby encrusted rings.
Designed by Mark Hussey, partner of Hallmark Jewellers, Tichfield and created in their own village workshop, this most rare of tree ornaments, presented in a bespoke handmade wooden box complete with a stand, was unveiled at a V.I.P. gala evening in the Titchfield shop, where it is currently being displayed.
The decoration was assayed and hallmarked by hand with the symbol for 18ct gold at Assay Office London’s Greville Street sub-office in Hatton Garden.
Once complete it was sent, along with its stand and presentation box to Steven Jordan, Senior Valuer at Assay Office London and National Association of Goldsmiths Valuer of the Year 2009, who is based at Goldsmiths’ Hall.
Steven Jordan valued the magnificent gold and diamond ornament at £82,000.00 confirming that Hallmark Jewellers of Titchfield have indeed created the most expensive Christmas bauble in the world.
Steven Jordan said “It was a privilege to value such a precious and stunning Christmas ornament for Hallmark Jewellers. It is finely conceived and crafted. A unique, bespoke item which will make the ultimate Christmas present!”