At a November auction, de GRISOGONO’s ‘The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1‘, broke records at the landmark Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva. The ground-breaking necklace sold for $33,701,000.
This breathtaking masterpiece was designed by Fawaz Gruosi, the founder and creative director of de GRISOGONO.
The sale, which was the largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, marks a new milestone for de GRISOGONO. It broke the previous record price for a D Flawless Diamond which was $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,” Gruosi said. “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.”
The 404-carat rough diamond was acquired from the Lulo mine by de GRISOGONO’s partner, Nemesis. The final design was chosen in February 2017, in keeping with de GRISOGONO’s daring creativity, whilst simultaneously being fit for such a significant stone. Fourteen highly-skilled artisans spent 1,700 hours creating this astonishing necklace.
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, colored stones and pearls.
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