The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1, the largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, breaks records

“Daring Creativity” is an authoritative new reference work exploring the inspired vision – and visionary – behind the magical kingdom of de GRISOGONO jewelry. “Daring Creativity” book written by Vivienne Becker is available in all de GRISOGONO Boutiques from December 1st. The book surely mentions The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1. Tailor made for the Art of de GRISOGONO, this outstanding necklace achieved the price of CHF 33,500,000 at Christie’s auction in November 14th.

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1 - The largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, Breaks Records-2017

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1; Photo: deGRISOGONO

This haute jewellery work of outstanding artistry, designed by Fawaz Gruosi, Founder and Creative Director of de GRISOGONO, features a 163.41 carat Flawless D-Colour diamond, cut from the historical 404-carat diamond. The diamond was extracted from the Lulo mine in Angola by the listed Australian mining company, Lucapa Diamond Caompany.

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1 - The largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, Breaks Records- Christie's 2017

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1; Photo: theartofdegrisogono.com/

The 404-carat rough diamond was acquired from the Lulo mine by de GRISOGONO’s strategic partner, international rough diamond trader Nemesis, who granted the marketing rights of this incredible stone to de GRISOGONO. This allowed Fawaz Gruosi to guide the process from the cutting of the rough stone to the finished High Jewellery necklace. The final design was chosen in February 2017. 14 highly-skilled artisans spent 1,700 hours creating this spectacular necklace, says de GRISOGONO team.

This diamond has impeccable credentials, entirely traceable from mine to masterpiece and compliant with the Kimberley Process certification authority. The 163.41 carats emerald-cut diamond has been certified by the GIA, the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, coloured stones and pearls.

“This is the largest emerald-cut diamond ever to come to auction and so it was uncharted territory. I am truly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with a historic stone of such perfection and would thank everyone who has taken part in this beautiful journey from mine to masterpiece,” commented Fawaz Gruosi.

As part of a long term commitment that de GRISOGONO’s partner Nemesis is making towards local communities in mining areas, Nemesis will be donating 1% of the hammer price from the sale of ‘Creation 1′ to the foundation Fundação Brilhante. Fundação Brilhante is dedicated to championing positive social change in the areas surrounding mines in Angola and has committed to using the donation to support the construction of a primary school and health centre in the vicinity of the Lulo mine.

Last week, Kuwait welcomed a new de GRISOGONO boutique immersing visitors in the creative opulence of the luxury brand.

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1 - The largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, Breaks Records

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1

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Boule collection by de Grisogono.

The BOULE collection by de GRISOGONO. A new 2017 reinterpretation.

Ice mingles with fire in these statement Boule earrings graced with frozen quartz, icy diamonds and a flaming rubellite. Inspired by the limelight and glamour, the BOULE collection caught the spotlight right from its start in 1999, sparkling at award ceremonies celebrating the talent of women and icons. Predestined for fame, its facet balls design has become one of de GRISOGONO brightest and most iconic creative signatures. Freely reinterpreted through time by Fawaz Gruosi, its iconic shape has been raised to the « Boule » cut in 2015, elegantly teamed for the first time ever with pear and brillant cuts. From now on, ring, bangle and earrings also shine in a trilogy of stone coulours and cuts.

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