The Art of de GRISOGONO

Millions of years beneath the surface of the earth, A sudden moment of discovery, Patient cutting revealing an exceptional gem, Countless hours devoted to crafting a spectacular creation. A masterful demonstration of “The Art of de GRISOGONO”.

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Birth of a legend

Each stage in the odyssey from the earth’s crust to the auction room has contributed to the power and beauty of this stunning creation.

'Creation 1’ breaks records at Christie’s

Industry records were broken as Christie’s auctioned de GRISOGONO’s ground-breaking necklace, ‘The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1’, at the landmark Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on November the 14th, with the necklace achieving the price of CHF 33,500,000 / US$ 33,701,000.

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'Creation 1’ breaks records at Christie’s

The Art of de GRISOGONO

From the discovery of the 404-carat rough stone in the heart of Angola to the unveiling of the resulting jewellery creation in Hong Kong, through the various stages involved in its crafting: enjoy a backstage view of de Grisogono’s inimitable expertise. An immersion into the experience of the men and women who have laboured in total secrecy to achieve excellence and perfection in order to create an unprecedented work of art.

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The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation I - Fawaz Gruosi

The heart, mind and soul behind the daring creativity showcased in each and every de GRISOGONO creation.

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Birth of a legend

Each stage in the odyssey from the earth’s crust to the auction room has contributed to the power and beauty of this stunning creation.

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An international diamond specialist driven by passion, instinctive communion with nature

An international diamond specialist driven by passion, instinctive communion with nature…

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Matching the earth’s finest

Painstaking scrutiny, careful analysis and specialised insight combine in determining the best means of magnifying this natural treasure.

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A magical moment in the life of a gemstone

One of the most exciting steps is the first cleavage operation, a task that one of the world’s best cleavers performs by hand. A breathtakingly moving moment.

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Unique sparkle achieved through inimitable savoir faire

Unique sparkle achieved through inimitable savoir faire. The diamond is laser-cut. The aim is to carve out the main stone, step by step. A perfectly proportioned emerald cut magnifying the radiance of its unique transparency. Polishing is a key stage in the cutting of a diamond. Facet by facet, its brilliance is further enhanced and refined.

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The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation I - Unveil in Dubaï

The extraordinary journey of The Art of de GRISOGONO, the Creation I, took place in Dubai last week. The outstanding necklace has been unveiled at the DMCC press conference. For this occasion, de GRISOGONO proudly hosted an exhibition to present its latest High Jewellery pieces and the Creation I.

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Heart of the “4 de Fevereiro” released

On December 2016, the final GIA certificate is issued: a 163.41-carat emerald-cut diamond, D for the highest degree of Colorless, and F for Flawless, meaning without any inclusions. A historical diamond is born, truly unique in its kind.

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GIA grading – the rarest of all diamonds

As soon as the diamond-cutting is complete, Fawaz Gruosi presents this unique stone to the Vice-President of the Gemological institute of America. One of the world’s authorities in diamond grading and identification. This organisation is responsible for certifying the different characteristics of each diamond: clarity, cut, carat weight and colour.

Click to play First drawings and creative inputs of Mr. Gruosi's

First drawings and creative inputs of Mr. Gruosi's

Fawaz Gruosi’s unstoppable quest for beauty One of the major challenges facing Fawaz Gruosi and his teams is to magnify this pure 163-carat D-Colour Flawless diamond, while remaining true to de Grisogono’s artistic values and bold creativity.

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High Jewellery history in the making

Before the first piece of gold is hammered, a highly detailed life-size wax model carved by hand is made of the necklace – a crucial stage providing a 3D blueprint to guide the thousands of processes required to make each individual component and act as a constant source of reference for the team.

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Patrick Affolter : a gifted jewellery designer

A gifted jewellery designer endowed with a blend of exceptional creative intuition and aesthetic discernment.

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The Art of de GRISOGONO - Birth of a legend, the Documentary

Each stage in the odyssey from the earth’s crust to the auction room has contributed to the power and beauty of this stunning creation.

Click to play Masterfully choreographed team work performed by highly skilled specialists

Masterfully choreographed team work performed by highly skilled specialists

The first stage consists of sculpting a wax model to define well-balanced proportions. In all, the expert hands of eight jewellers, five gemsetters and one engraver take turns in performing the various steps: moulding, casting, meshing, jewelling, polishing and setting.

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Infinite patience and incomparable skill

At each new stage, the necklace gradually takes shape and reveals its exceptional nature. An outstanding creation that will magnify the beauty of the woman who wears it.

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François Curriel: A vastly experienced auctioneer with an unrivalled flair for fine art

François Curriel: A vastly experienced auctioneer with an unrivalled flair for fine art in all its forms #deGRISOGONO #TheArtofdeGRISOGONO #Diamonds #FineJewellery

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A prestigious partnership, a dramatic unveiling, a High Jewellery milestone

On September 28th, an exceptional creation will be unveiled in Hong Kong. A jewel that has called for months of work, around the world. A historical milestone for de Grisogono, heralding a partnership with a prestigious auction house. A partner that will accompany the brand as of this autumn in what looks set to be an extraordinary sale.

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A defining moment, an incredible discovery, a magical gift of nature

One of the world’s most significant diamonds was found here, in Angola. An outstanding discovery in terms of both size and clarity. It is the largest rough diamond ever found in Angola. 404.20 carats, Type IIA, D colour, extracted at the Lulo mine and named “The 4 de Fevereiro”. A historical gem destined to become part of an exceptional creation showcasing de Grisogono’s boundless creativity and expertise.

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A breathtaking transformation from rough diamond to spectacular gem

In the heart of Manhattan, one of the world’s biggest rough diamonds was crafted into a landmark diamond. For many months, alongside Founder and Creative Director of de GRISOGONO, Fawaz Gruosi, a dozen handpicked specialists took turns in analysing, cutting and polishing this exceptional stone.

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When a daringly creative team works its magic…

For several months, Fawaz Gruosi and his teams worked tirelessly to create an exceptional work of art. Their mission was to honour and magnify the inherent beauty and the incredible story of this historical stone. A task naturally guided by the abiding principles of daring creativity and loving craftsmanship.

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The Art Of de GRISOGONO, Creation I. Hong Kong Unveil, September 28th, 2017

Christie’s and de GRISOGONO present: The Art of de GRISOGONO, forming a partnership that will bring to auction the most exquisite diamonds ever offered to the market, with Christie’s forthcoming auction season in Geneva highlighting the very best of de GRISOGONO by presenting a unique necklace suspending a 163.41-carat, D colour, flawless, IIA type diamond.

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A Masterpiece of unparalleled Magnificence

The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation I, is revealed, a journey from mine to masterpiece of a one-of-a-kind High Jewellery necklace featuring the largest 163.41 carat D-Colour Flawless diamond ever to come to auction.

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From creative craftsmanship to peerless partnership

Over six months, a team of 14 master jewellers and setters, devoted 1,700 hours to the creation, making each piece of the necklace by hand in de GRISOGONO’s high jewellery ateliers. The Art of de GRISOGONO.

The Art of de GRISOGONO

The Unveil

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