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15 MINUTES WITH … GIORGIO GRASSI DAMIANI, VICE PRESIDENT P OF THE DAMIANI GROUP
Damiani is known for its creativity and craftsmanship. craf What are your key design features? De Design is of utmost importance to us. We strive to be innovative wh while retaining a sense of ele elegance in our jewellery. We aim to make very wearable pie pieces – pieces that a woman can wear forever and not just for o one season. A so source of inspiration? Natu Nature; a recurring theme in our co collections though I try to keep it open as I don’t want to limit o our team’s inspiration. The Damiani difference? It’s in the way we set the stones. W We’re known for that. We have won 18 Diamonds Internatio International Awards to date, and no other company can match th that. What new jewellery trends are you noticing? The use o of coloured stones, comb combined with either
DWinning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Blue Jasmine, Cate e Blanchett certainly looked Oscar-worthy in a black k lace and tulle Armani Privé gown matched with diamond earrings from Chopard’s Green Carpet Collection. Set in 18-karat Fairmined white gold from artisanal gold mines in South America, the laurel-shaped earrings ngs were w set with 72 marquise-cut diamonds. Blanchett also wore a diamond bracelet and a diamond ring from Chopard. Further down the red carpet, Naomi Watts chose to accessorise her stunning silver sequinned Tom Ford dress with a chunky gold necklace covered in diamonds from Bulgari’s Heritage Collection, along with diamond studs, a vintage Serpenti bracelet, and a metallic gold python clutch, all from Bulgari. diamonds or semiprecious stones. Favourite stones to work with? Diamonds, both personally and for the brand. It’s a fantastic stone, and there’s always emotion involved. It’s Damiani’s 90th anniversary this year. Where do you hope to see the brand by your centennial? As one of the largest luxury jewellery houses in the world. We know we can make a difference as we have the capacity and necessary experience. Who is the Damiani woman? Someone who’s sophisticated, enjoys life, and has an eye for beautiful things. Passions outside of jewellery? Many things but time is such a luxury, so I try to spend as much of it as I possibly can with my family and good friends. Damiani, G32, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery. Tel: 03-2141 3110.
Naomi Watts in a Bulgari necklace
Earrings with sapphires and diamonds, Damiani
Giorgio Grassi Damiani