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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

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