4 de Fevereiro 163.41-carat – Largest Diamond Necklace Ever
It’s not regular you’re welcome to see a jewel de GRISOGONO that has the qualification of being the biggest, faultless, D-shading precious stone at any point to come to sell. I’m so eager to meet this fortune and instantly perceive the de GRISOGONO signature style of bold marvelousness, rich hues, vast volumes and florid lavishness, featured by a stunning tender loving care.
I was welcomed by Founder and Creative Director de GRISOGONO, Fawaz Gruosi, and had an amazing time seeing the gem change from impeccable neckband to arm ornament in stingray. The accessory is only a standout amongst the most lovely jewels at any point to come to sell at Christie’s, who have shaped an organization with de GRISOGONO and an introduction called The Art of de GRISOGONO. The closeout will highlight this shocking neckband – 163.41-carat, D shading, immaculate, IIA sort precious stone – at the Magnificent Jewels sell off on 14 November in Geneva at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
4 de Fevereiro 163.41-carat – Largest Diamond Necklace Ever
On the eve of fourth February 2016, in eastern Angola, the Lulo mine uncovered its most prominent fortune yet: a 404.20-carat harsh precious stone. To pay tribute to the day the nation celebrates its long adventure to autonomy, it was named the “4 de Fevereiro” and is the 27th greatest harsh white precious stone at any point found. It is likewise the biggest to be found in Angola, guaranteeing its place in precious stone history.
Not long after its disclosure, de GRISOGONO could secure the “4 de Fevereiro” on account of its association with the precious stone exchanging organization Nemesis International. Under the direction of Fawaz Gruosi, Creative Director and Founder of de GRISOGONO, the gems house would now be able to apply its exceptional innovative vision to the absolute best stones from around the globe with stupendous outcomes.
The “4 de Fevereiro” was divulged at the Cannes Film Festival at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on seventeenth May 2016.
Past its great size, shading and clearness, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York announced the harsh stone to be a profoundly attractive Type IIA D-Color with practically zero nitrogen in its cross section structure. Sort IIA precious stones, typically connected with the Golconda area of India, are accepted to have shaped further in the Earth’s mantle than other, less important jewels and are exceptionally esteemed for their lucidity or limpid qualities.
Additionally, once cut and cleaned, on the fifteenth December 2016 the GIA evaluated the 163.41-carat stone as a D-Color and Flawless. To date, it appears that it is the biggest D Flawless emerald-cut jewel the Institute has ever observed. The GIA expresses that, “the extraordinary uncommonness of a precious stone of this quality can’t be exaggerated. Scarcely any practically identical precious stones have been recuperated from the Earth that have no inward or surface achieving incorporations, are for all intents and purposes boring, are a synthetically unadulterated Type IIA and are an astoundingly extensive size.”
The Cutting and Polishing
For the following phase of its trip to fame, the “4 de Fevereiro” ventured out to New York, where it took 11 months to dissect, delineate, laser cut and clean the exquisite 163.41-carat emerald-cut stone we see today. The initial step was to plot the way to removing most extreme magnificence and yield utilizing modern checking hardware uncommonly adjusted to deal with a stone of this size.
The practically rectangular state of the stone slanted the cutters to select an emerald cut and, on the 29th June 2016, utilizing the conventional time-worn instruments of the precious stone cutter, the principal divide was made by deliver New York within the sight of Fawaz Gruosi and his group.
Before the principal separate, the jewel experts had invested weeks inspecting the stone in various lights, measuring each furrow and edge and investigating its inside with the point of accomplishing an inside faultless stone of the biggest conceivable size. After the main cut, additionally removes conveyed by a laser were trailed by long stretches of idealizing the slice on the cleaning wheel to uncover the most extreme excellence of the stone.
The Creative Process
In December 2016, the 163.41-carat precious stone left New York and ventured out to de GRISOGONO’s home office in Geneva. The test for Fawaz Gruosi and his group was to keep up the soul of de GRISOGONO in a gem deserving of this grand stone while not overlooking that it must be a wearable bit of adornments the very pinnacle of solace.
Following two months, 50 diverse outline alternatives were diminished to only one: a lopsided accessory with the 163.41-carat jewel as the centerpiece, improved with emerald-cut precious stones and emeralds. Fawaz Gruosi says: “I picked emeralds since I cherish the green shading and blending it with different stones. The green gives extraordinary differentiation and upgrades the two hues. What’s more, being Italian, I am superstitious. Green means good fortunes – you will see a considerable measure of it in my accumulations.”
More than a half year, a group of 14 ace specialists and ladies, including eight gem dealers, five setters and one etcher, pampered 1,700 hours on the creation, making each bit of the accessory by deliver de GRISOGONO’s high adornments atelier. Working from a profoundly itemized life-estimate wax show, they fastidiously refined everything about the Gemmology division amassed the a huge number of emeralds and jewels, each slice exclusively to guarantee the congruity of the outline.
Utilizing the basic instruments of the goldsmith, scarcely changed over hundreds of years, in their master hands every last moment bit of gold was thrown, sawn, pounded, warmed, recorded and cleaned, all to the most noteworthy norms of craftsmanship. Utilizing amplifying goggles and magnifying lens, the many individual parts were set up for the last gathering.
The Ultimate Jewellery Necklace
Fawaz Gruosi’s relentless look for excellence in venturesome and energizing new structures rose to new statures of authority, propelled by the magnificence of the notable stone. Nearly as though skimming, the twisted, liquid lines of the accessory permit the crystalline flawlessness of the precious stone to lean exotically against the skin making a quick and genuine association with the wearer.
A tenderly bending drop-molded neckline made up of two pearl loaded shapes charitably strokes the neck. On one side there are 18 graduated emerald-cut precious stones totalling 48.64 carats, changing in estimate from 0.48 to 8.10 carats, which converge into a mix of choice, rich green emeralds that frame the opposite side of the jewelry. Each of the jewel wicker bin is imperceptibly connected on the underside to give it the adaptability of a chain. The gold crate of the considerable number of jewels are adorned with 862 splendid cut precious stones with an aggregate weight of 6.52 carats and further upgraded with little emeralds set into each surface of the gold. Altogether the neckband is set with 5,949 splendid cut emeralds weighing 38.84 carats
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On the opposite side of the accessory, a loop of white gold set with emeralds and splendid chop jewels decreases down to the ice 3D shape measured 163.41-carat precious stone. A sum of 66 pear-cut emerald dots weighing 120.42 carats skim the skin and wake up as they tremble delicately with each move. To underline the difference of white precious stones and energetic green emeralds, any gold obvious has been plated in dark rhodium, making a chiaroscuro impact.
The wicker bin that holds the 163.41-carat jewel is enhanced with 399 splendid cut precious stones and its prongs vanish under four baguette-cut precious stones, making an impact of amazing splendor. The back of the wicker bin is engraved with the words: ‘163.4 D Flawless’. No detail is too little and the catch is disguised under a 0.54-carat emerald. Indeed, even the underside of the neckband is perfectly completed, with the house scroll theme covering the gold-work that supports the jewelry.
The precious stone can be disconnected because of an intricate component grew particularly to enable the proprietor to effortlessly evacuate the stone and additionally offering most extreme security. Once the jewelry has a proprietor, de GRISOGONO will offer to work intimately with them to make different outlines, for example, a sleeve, tiara or ornament highlighting this great precious stone.