Christie’s and de GRISOGONO will present: The Art of de GRISOGONO, at its 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.The necklace will be offered in the Magnificent Jewels auction taking place on 14November in Geneva at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewels commented: “Over our 251-year history, Christie’s has had the privilege of handling the world’s rarest and most historic diamonds. The sensational 163.41 carat perfect diamond suspended from an elegant emerald and diamond necklace propels de GRISOGONO into a class of their own.”
The “4 de Fevereiro” rough is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola. The rough was analysed in Antwerp and cut in New York, where a team of 10 diamond-cutting specialists were involved in mapping, plotting, cleaving, laser-cutting and polishing the rough 404.20 carat into a unique 163.41 carat emerald-cut stone.
In Geneva at de GRISOGONO, FawazGruosi, together with his team created 50 different designs around the 163.41-carat stone and in early February 2017, coinciding with the first anniversary of its discovery, the final choice of the design was made: an asymmetric necklace with the 163.41-carat diamond as the centrepiece, trailing on the left side 18 emerald-cut diamonds and to the right two rows of pear-shaped emeralds, offering a fresh contrast to the cool white diamonds as well as a nod to Mr. Gruosi’s superstition – green means good luck – and hence, emeralds take a central part in his collections. weight and set with yet more diamonds.
This masterpiece of unparalleled beauty and exquisite workmanship will be presented to the world during Christie’s preview exhibitions in Hong Kong, London, Dubai, New York and Geneva.