de Grisogono: Glam­our Meets High De­sign

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The Cannes Film Fes­ti­val is a two-week, by-in­vi­ta­tion fest that is renowned for its spec­tac­u­lar red-car­pet rit­u­als. Year af­ter year, cou­ture brand de Grisogono has been mak­ing a last­ing im­pres­sion at this unique lo­ca­tion, as many ac­tresses, mod­els, and celebs choose to adorn them­selves with cre­ations of this dis­tinc­tive jew­ellery brand fea­tur­ing ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship and bold, vi­brant colours. Cel­e­brat­ing its 25th year mile­stone this year, de Grisogono pre­sented High Jew­ellery pieces fea­tur­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing play of vol­ume and light to epit­o­mise the glam­our of Cannes and the inim­itable al­lure of brand. 25TH MILE­STONE

For its 25th an­niver­sary, de Grisogono cel­e­brated its long and suc­cess­ful jour­ney with the new High Jew­ellery cre­ations that un­der­score the play­ful in­ter­ac­tion of vi­brant gem­stones and di­a­monds – a char­ac­ter­is­tic sig­na­ture of the brand.

To cre­ate a chiaroscuro ef­fect, an­other dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of the la­bel, high end jew­ellery is set with the use of the leg­endary de Grisogono black di­a­mond. Dar­ing com­bi­na­tions emerge as ma­te­ri­als ac­cen­tu­ate the con­trast by po­si­tion­ing white di­a­monds or other coloured gem­stones.

The iconic Al­le­gra jew­ellery col­lec­tion adorns the fa­mous en­twined mo­tif with the sparkle and orig­i­nal­ity of a soli­taire di­a­mond.

BLACK FOR­EVER THE ORI­GINS

Rarely used in the lux­ury in­dus­try and ex­tremely hard to cut, the black di­a­mond be­came the favourite gem of de­signer and founder of de Grisogono, Fawaz Gru­osi, whose pas­sion and vi­sion elevated the hum­ble, side­lined and for­got­ten gem into one of the world’s most cov­eted stones. Gru­osi ex­hib­ited black di­a­monds early on in his jew­ellery-mak­ing jour­ney 25 years ago to break away from es­tab­lished norms.

Set against bright coloured gem­stones, the de Grisogono black di­a­monds mag­nify the beauty of their coun­ter­parts such as emer­alds, ru­bies, sap­phires, pearls and white or icy di­a­monds and high­light the sil­hou­ettes of the most iconic cre­ations of the brand.

One such sam­ple is a stun­ning pair of Art Deco-in­spired ear­rings by Fawaz Gru­osi that show­cases a com­min­gling of pearls with black and white di­a­monds. Ar­rayed in sub­tly graded ma­te­ri­als and shades of colour, the mo­bile fringes cre­ate a strik­ing con­trast with 5.47 carats of black di­a­monds and 24.9 carats of white di­a­monds, set­ting a magni cent stage for two gen­er­ous 19mm­di­am­e­ter pearls.

DAR­ING COLOUR PAL­ETTE A MEDITER­RANEAN HER­ITAGE

The Mediter­ranean has al­ways served as a per­fect back­drop, pro­vid­ing Gru­osi with an end­less source of in­spi­ra­tion. The manys­plen­doured in­spi­ra­tions aris­ing from the sur­round­ing land­scape have been evoked in vary­ing colours, con­trasts and nu­ances. Gru­osi’s in­her­ent skill helps trans­pose th­ese rich and natural hues to recre­ate the im­agery and al­le­gories in his high-end lines with care­fully cho­sen coloured gem­stones

Se­lect­ing them for their in­di­vid­ual beauty in terms of colour, light and in­ten­sity, he in­tu­itively min­gles ne stones with magni cent gems, free of any con­cern for hi­er­ar­chy. Gru­osi loves to work with match­ing tones, push­ing the bound­aries of tra­di­tional pavé set­ting to its ul­ti­mate ex­pres­sion. The un­usual com­bi­na­tions of its colour pal­ette have be­come the sig­na­ture of de Grisogono ever since.

Evok­ing the cerulean shades of the Mediter­ranean, 256 blue sap­phires are adorned with a ma­jes­tic lace­work of 14 pear­shaped di­a­monds weigh­ing around 18 carats set on 18-karat white gold and ti­ta­nium. It is a a trib­ute to na­ture and to del­i­cate sea spray, to­talling more than 43 carats of white di­a­monds and 13 carats of blue sap­phires.

RED CAR­PET ICONS THE WALK OF FAME

For over two decades, de Grisogono has un­veiled an ar­ray of daz­zling cre­ations cel­e­brat­ing and pay­ing trib­ute to its twin sources of in­spi­ra­tion: women and gem­stones. In an end­less re­cip­ro­cal con­tin­uum, its muses in­spire its cre­ations and its cre­ations in turn in­spire women, gen­er­at­ing a unique syn­ergy and an inim­itable aura. Com­plex, dense and airy con­struc­tions that nat­u­rally be­come a wo­man’s nest ally, their stun­ning pro les in­deli­bly etched on time and mem­ory.

They draw all eyes and catch the light. As dar­ing and sen­sual as ever, the Jew­ellery Icons from de Grisogono know ex­actly how to walk the red car­pet. Their se­cret lies in orig­i­nal and un­usual gems, de­lib­er­ately gen­er­ous vol­umes, dar­ing cuts and un­ex­pected colours.

In a sparkling wave of 247 carats of ru­bies set on black­ened pink gold, six bril­liant-cut di­a­monds rang­ing from 1.5 to 3.8 carats aunt their pu­rity in this neck­lace.

AL­LE­GRA

THE JEW­ELLERY ICON

Born in 2003, the Al­le­gra col­lec­tion sym­bol­ises life. Whole­hearted, joy­ful, free and strong, this was the rst de Grisogono jew­ellery col­lec­tion. Al­le­gra epit­o­mises an in­tense sense of liv­ing, an ex­u­ber­ant spi­ral com­posed of dain­tily in­ter­wo­ven rings. A self-ev­i­dent, natural, owing aes­thetic that is ap­par­ently sim­ple, be­lies the fact its struc­ture in­volves com­plex ex­per­tise and de­mand­ing tech­ni­cal mas­tery. Its nger rmly on the pulse, it is per­pet­u­ally rein­vented while re­main­ing loyal to its over­ar­ch­ing in­ter­lac­ing theme: its identity, dis­tinc­tive sig­na­ture and style.

A sub­tle golden thread weav­ing pas­sion into life, its fes­tive and pos­i­tive na­ture in­fuses the skin with an inim­itably sunny touch.

In trib­ute to the ab­so­lute icon, Al­le­gra ap­pears set with an ex­cep­tional white D colour, pear-shaped aw­less 5.34-carat di­a­mond, fea­tur­ing prongs paved with 40 bril­liant-cut emer­alds.

Dou­ble Di­a­mond white gold ring set with a 4-carat round F VVS2 di­a­mond and a 4.14-carat F VS1 white round di­a­mond. The ring is in­fused an ad­di­tional 400 white di­a­monds.

The Baguette Di­a­mond and Emer­ald ring fea­tures an emer­ald-cut F VVS2 di­a­mond weigh­ing 3.84 carats, 59 emer­alds, 63 baguette di­a­monds and 201 round di­a­monds.

White gold ring from the High Jew­ellery col­lec­tion, teem­ing with 40 pear- and oval-shaped emer­alds and 102 small emer­alds and 231 white di­a­monds.

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