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"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." - Confucius

‘I think in volumes. I imagine in colours. I design in light.’ – summed up Fawaz Gruosi is design vision, who set the ship of de GRISOGONO onto water 25 years ago. At Baselworld we had the chance to meet the amazing de GRISOGONO haute joaillerie, which were part of the 25th anniversary exhibition.

 
The unique creations on display at the exhibition received great attention. Mr Gruosi always manages to add elegant playfulness to even these gemstone-heavy creations. de GRISOGONO is a bit more bold, a bit more colourful than many other haute joaillerie out there and has a distinct identity. The amazing necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings epitomise the philosophy of Mr. Gruosi: ‘Life is inherently festive, so let’s celebrate!’.

The extraordinary high jewellery designs reveal and celebrate the mesmerising world of gemstones and the peaks of craftsmanship. Similarly to haute couture creations in fashion, jewellers showcase their knowledge, experience, fantasy and creativity proudly by superlative jewellery pieces adorned with top gems.

While there are jewellery houses who prefer to keep their high jewellery more classic and conservative, de GRISOGONO loves to play and work with intense colours in this field too.

High Jewellery necklace
High Jewellery necklace with 41 cabochon-cut amethysts, 40 cabochon-cut pink sapphires surrounded by pink tourmaline drops, pink sapphires and diamonds
High Jewellery necklace
High Jewellery necklace with 41 cabochon-cut amethysts, 40 cabochon-cut pink sapphires surrounded by pink tourmaline drops, pink sapphires and diamonds, detail

As the brand describes, ‘the creation of an exceptional piece is generally born from the encounter between an inspiration and a gemstone’, hence they live on their own and are not organized into collections.

The initial design idea is followed by a number of sketches. The best will be detailed in a preliminary drawing and the atelier will use this to craft the three-dimensional piece with the selected gemstones. They also make sure that the jewel is comfortable to wear by finishing carefully on the reverse.

The completion and the presentation of these pieces usually fall on major events, like the Cannes Film Festival, the AmfAR Gala or other red carpet occasions. The Cannes Film Festival is around the corner, so watch out for the sparkling actresses wearing de GRISOGONO ‘s latest creations between 8-19 May.

Meanwhile please enjoy our selection of these outstanding jewels.

Have you seen the novelties in the jewellery collections and the new timepieces? Continue reading here.

 

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