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Timeless High Jewellery Pieces with a Social Conscience

Jet d'Eau collection, The Ring Numéro 2, Golconda diamonds, type IIA, 3.75 carats antique cushion-cut, internally flawless D-colour diamond.

If you are thinking of getting an exquisite piece of jewellery for the Holidays, but something that also serves a higher purpose, look no further than House of Geneva. The Maison, based in Geneva, creates a limited number of one-of-a-kind, high jewellery pieces, each year. Each piece is handcrafted by Genevan craftsmen who have brought the 18th- century heritage of cabinetries into 21st-century Haute joaillerie. Nevertheless, what really sets the Maison apart, is its dedication to responsibly sourced gems and ethical precious metals.

House of Geneva's founding family traces its history to Gujarat, India, more than a hundred years ago. However, over the span of four generations, it has gone from being a predominantly diamond cutting and coloured gemstone trading business, to a High Jewellery House. In a sense, the House of Geneva was founded as a synergistic fusion of the Swiss heritage of high craftsmanship and the family legacy of its founders.

As supporters of the Swiss PX Impact's initiative for "ethical gold", every ounce of this precious metal used at the Maison's atelier is responsibly produced and environmentally sustainable. Mined without the use of mercury in Peru and refined in several facilities in Switzerland, the gold used in House of Geneva's jewellery is highly traceable. Similarly, the diamonds and coloured gemstones used in their jewellery pieces are purchased from reliable and known sources. The House's commitment to using only natural diamonds goes hand in hand with their compliance with the Kimberley Process. Interestingly, they are also a vegan brand- no animal by-products are ever used in the production of their pieces, down to their jewellery boxes which are handmade in Geneva using only vegan raw materials which, again, can be fully tracked.

"We continue to work with the families we have traded with for many generations. Each gemstone and diamond we select and purchase has a unique story. These beautiful gems are the heart of our pieces, and we shine the light their one-of-a-kind journey. We believe in passing down savoir-faire and knowledge, an aspect close to our heart present in all our creations. Our jewellery boxes are also handcrafted and individually lacquered, in Geneva's finest atelier". - House of Geneva

Jet d'Eau collection, The Ring Numéro 2, Golconda diamonds, type IIA, 3.75 carats antique cushion-cut, internally flawless D-colour diamond.

House of Geneva's beautiful collections take their inspiration from the sights and sounds of Geneva. Each collection is a jewelled homage to the history and culture of this most picturesquely located city. However, it is their Jet d'Eau collection that I am particularly drawn to. Taking its name from Geneva's famous water fountain, this collection only features rare Golconda diamonds as the scintillating heart of every piece. These type IIA diamonds are renowned for their distinctive clarity and exceptional transparency, diamonds that make you feel as if you are looking into a fathomless pool of crystal clear water. The Ring Numéro 2 is particularly entrancing. Featuring a 3.75 carats antique cushion-cut, internally flawless D-colour diamond that has been set with nearly invisible prongs, this ring is a marvel of gems and design. The larger diamond is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, imbuing this ring with a certain old-world charm. It took over twelve weeks for the master craftsmen at House of Geneva's atelier to handcraft this ring. Fashioned from ethical gold, this ring symbolizes the idea that responsibly and ethically sourced jewels can create ripples of positivity as well as social and environmental good in many communities, over long periods of time.

Jet d'Eau collection, The Ring Numéro 2, Golconda diamonds, type IIA, 3.75 carats antique cushion-cut, internally flawless D-colour diamond.

So, if you are interested in owning jewellery pieces that promise exquisite quality within the space of social, environmental and ethical responsibility, House of Geneva may be where you should start your search. When a jewellery piece epitomizes sustainability, uplift of communities and the continuation of master craftsmanship, it becomes more than just a piece of high jewellery- it becomes the spirit of something much, much bigger.'



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