de Grisogono The Art of de Grisogono
The necklace was sold at a record-breaking price of CHF 33,500,000 during the Christie's auction which was held yesterday in Geneva.
Tuesday November 14 was a day to remember for de Grisogono. The Art of de GRISOGONO, ‘Creation I’, de Grisogono's ground-breaking necklace, achieved the price of CHF 33,500,000 (US$ 33,701,000) at the Christie's landmark Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva. The sale breaks the previous record price for a D Flawless Diamond which was US$ 30,600,000.
“This auction marks a high point for de Grisogono and the team that have worked so tirelessly to bring this incredible stone to life in this beautiful piece, Creation 1. This is the largest emerald-cut diamond ever to come to auction and so it was uncharted territory. I am truly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with a historic stone of such perfection and would thank everyone who has taken part in this beautiful journey from mine to masterpiece”, commented Fawaz Gruosi, Founder and Creative Director of de Grisogono.
This necklace, designed by Fawaz Gruosi himself, features a 163.41-carat Flawless D-Colour diamond, cut from the historical 404-carat diamond. This diamond has impeccable credentials, entirely traceable from mine to masterpiece and compliant with the Kimberley Process certification authority. The 163.41 carats emerald-cut diamond has been certified by the GIA, the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, coloured stones and pearls.
The Art of de Grisogono © de Grisogono
As part of a long term commitment that de Grisogono’s partner Nemesis is making towards local communities in mining areas, Nemesis will be donating 1% of the hammer price from the sale of ‘Creation 1’ to the foundation Fundação Brilhante. This foundation is dedicated to championing positive social change in the areas surrounding mines in Angola and has committed to using the donation to support the construction of a primary school and health centre in the vicinity of the Lulo mine.
If you want to know more about this masterpiece, watch the short documentary which demonstrates the various stages involved in the piece’s crafting and de Grisogono's expertise.
Keen to develop technical timepieces with a refined and distinctive aesthetic appearance, in less than twenty years de Grisogono has successfully carved out a niche in the world of watchmaking. Its audacious design ethos is expressed in firmly contemporary, off-beat timepieces.Find out more >
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