Shawish Introduces The World’s First Diamond Ring

Swiss luxury jeweller Shawish presented last week the making of “The World’s First Diamond Ring” at Il Bottaccio in Mayfair, London.
“The World’s First Diamond Ring” is an in-depth animation charting the creation of the £43million,150-carat ring composed entirely of a finished diamond, with the band carved directly into the stone.

London has been selected as the city to present this exclusive invitation-only event. Taking place at one of the capital’s top venues, Il Bottaccio on Grosvenor Place, the event started with a champagne reception and live music. Other highlights of the evening included a charity auction and a jaw-dropping performance by a contorting dancer covered with glitter and jewels.
Shawish’s most recent jewellery collection was also on display, with diamonds featuring prominently in many of the creations, either presented alone or teamed with other precious stones,  such as emeralds, amethysts, rubies or sapphires.
Shawish was founded by brothers Mohamed and Majdy Shawesh, and is headquartered in the heart of Geneva’s old town. Under the direction of its powerful artistic and creative force, Shawish is the result of years of planning and an intense interest in the diamond industry. The jewellery is assembled in-house by a team of highly-skilled craftsmen in a workshop adjoining the Shawish room.
“It’s a fantasy. It seemed impossible so we decided to embark on this adventure. We did it to make people’s dreams come true and to create the perfect diamond ring”, say the Shawesh brothers.

Laurie Guillem

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Mythic Quest: Louis Vuitton’s Spirit high jewellery collection

Francesca Amfitheatrof draws on the legends of the otherworlds in her fourth and biggest high jewellery collection for Louis Vuitton.
In Spirit, Louis Vuitton’s latest high jewellery collection, a show-stopping necklace looks like it may have been plucked out of House of the Dragon, the prequel to the cult fantasy drama series Game of Thrones that spotlights a noble family of dragonlords. Reminiscent of a dragon’s hide, the armour-like collar named Radiance features layers of mirror-polished yellow-gold scales with diamond tips and a 10.99-carat mandarin garnet that sets the wearer ablaze.
Liberty white gold ring with a 2.76 carat emerald-cut Madagascan sapphire and diamonds; Liberty white gold earring with a cushion-cut royal-blue sapphire and diamonds; Liberty white gold bracelet with a 4.6 carat emerald-cut Madagascan sapphire and diamonds
The dragon isn’t the only mythical creature that artistic director Francesca Amfitheatrof has conjured for her fourth mythology-inspired chapter at the French maison. Grace, another equally spectacular necklace from the collection, takes its cue from the phoenix. Its double-V, diamond- studded construction made of custom-cut baguette diamonds is evocative of the immortal bird’s wings, which is afforded more magnificence with a 65.26-carat tsavorite from East Africa.
“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes to take flight, or a dragon breathing protective fire, the Louis Vuitton woman exudes amazing strength, energy and optimism,” says Amfitheatrof. “It is that very femininity – so emancipating and emblematic of the maison – that I wanted to embody in Spirit.”
Grace white gold ring with a 8.04 carat oval-cut tsavorite, one 2.06-carat LV Monogram Star-cut diamond and diamonds; and Grace white gold bracelet with a 2.06-carat LV Monogram Star-cut diamondand diamonds
Beyond shimmering dragon scales and brilliant phoenix wings, triangles and Vuitton Vs are omnipresent throughout, not just as a brand signature but to also express the mystical energy that underscores the collection. “I used this shape in many pieces, playing with triangles of different sizes,” explains Amfitheatrof. “It reads as the Vuitton V and resembles an arrow, which was the earliest graphic symbol ever created by humans. Pointing the direction, it constantly urges us forward.”
Spanning 125 pieces, the fantastical collection, which took over 40,000 hours to complete, comprises five universes – Liberty, Grace, Fantasy, Radiance and Destiny. Each one is an embodiment of Louis Vuitton’s values, conveyed through mastery and technical prowess of the maison’s Parisian ateliers. When worn, these notions of freedom, strength, beauty and discovery becomes an aesthetic force, transforming the wearer into an unforgettable image of boldness, power and allure.
Top: Radiance yellow gold and platinum necklace with a a 10.99-carat cushion-cut Mandarin spessartite garnet and diamonds

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