Launched in the historic year of a global pandemic, the new high jewellery houses offered an uplifting dose of spectacular escapism. In 2020, we have seen major jewellery Maisons delaying the revelation of their jewellery collection later in the year, due to the government lockdown restrictions. The leading jewellery houses like Louise Vuitton, Boucheron, Cartier, Piaget, Pomellato, and Gucci unveiled their extraordinary new collections virtually. It has been quite a challenging year, however, we have seen some jewellery designers opening their boutique in the heart of pandemic.
An image from the Fawaz Gruosi lookbook
One of the major high jewellery highlights was de Grisogono's former creative director Fawaz Gruosi debuting his new eponymous jewellery brand and opening his first boutique in the heart of Berkley Square, London. The news of launching his own brand comes after Fawaz Gruosi, one of the most influential jewellers in the industry has stepped away from de Grisogono in January 2019. Fawaz was known for his eclectic style, throwing annual gala dinners during the Cannes Film Festival in his tenure years at de Grisogono or commissioning jewellery for Begum Aga Khan before going onto his pathbreaking black diamonds collection and the development of the first de Grisogono watches.
An 18K rose gold bracelet set with rubies - Photo: Fawaz Gruosi
Known for developing the King of Black Diamonds, Fawaz Gruosi changed the world when he founded de Grisogono jewels. He has shocked the world with his bold, ornate designs, black diamonds and one-of-a-kind designs adorn A-list celebrities and super-rich. His new jewellery pieces have taken the jewellery world by storm despite the current mood. He's the most prestigious and exclusive jewellery designer in the world with unique jewellery. Each new creation by Fawaz Gruosi is made using stone-setting techniques that seek perfection in details, earrings composed of tumbling briolette-cut diamonds cascade like silk veils. Imposing multicoloured necklaces, exalted both by the warm light of the cabochon and by sparkling precious stones, radiate contrasts that are a sheer visual delight. Their creativity is solely rivalled by the quality of its craftsmen and the knowledge of its artisans.
Pieces are set with an unprejudiced mix of materials, rare and precious rubellite with sweet and simple pink opal, gem and hardstone. In these two rings, rubellite’s deep brightness is enhanced in two distinctive ways - Foto: Fawaz Gruosi