de Grisogono: Glamour Meets High Design
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.
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.