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Blue-Pink Ring Stands Out at Biennale Paris

Sep 13, 2017 9:24 AM   By David Brough
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RAPAPORT... One-of-a-kind diamond jewelry masterpieces, including an extraordinary blue-and-pink diamond ring from Moussaieff Jewellers, were on show this week at the Biennale luxury fair in Paris.

The Biennale Paris, taking place at the Grand Palais until September 17, presents extremely rare luxury pieces, including fine jewelry, art and items for the home, to connoisseur collectors.

A standout piece from Moussaieff Jewellers, exhibiting for the first time at the Biennale, was a ring setting a marquise-cut 4.34-carat fancy vivid blue diamond alongside a marquise-cut, 6.54-carat, fancy intense pink, internally flawless diamond (pictured). Another showstopper from Moussaieff was a necklace featuring a heart-shaped, 61.62-carat white diamond, as well as pink diamonds.

“We decided to exhibit at the Biennale because Paris is an important market and now, more than ever, has enormous potential,” designer and owner Alisa Moussaieff, who has collected rare colored diamonds over decades, told Rapaport News. “We have had a tremendous response so far from connoisseurs from many different countries.”

Nirav Modi presented a diamond-jewelry suite incorporating extremely rare rubies from mines in the Mogok region of Myanmar, also known as Burma, totaling more than 47 carats that took years to source.

The pigeon-blood and near pigeon-blood Mogok rubies are cradled by Mughal-cut diamonds in a classic silhouette. Mughal-cut diamonds, a Nirav Modi creation, use minimal metal, so fine that the culets of the diamonds are visible. The culet is the bottom tip of the diamond.

New York-based Chinese-American designer Anna Hu presented a diamond necklace inspired by the Water Lilies painted by French impressionist Claude Monet, including pink sapphires creating the impression of flower petals.

“Different diamonds with different cuts show the best reflection of light,” said Gina Wu, business operations manager of Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie.

Boghossian’s stand included antique fine jewelry pieces from the Boghossian Foundation Collection, and presented descriptions of some of the techniques of craftsmanship for which the brand is known.

These include the art of inlay, and a technique for allowing jewelry to be set with diamonds on four sides, enabling precious stones to touch each other on a nearly invisible metal frame.
Tags: Anna Hu, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, Biennale Paris, Boghossian Foundation Collection, Burma, David Brough, diamond jewelry, Gina Wu, Grand Palais, Jewelry, Mogok, Moussaieff, Moussaieff Jewellers, Mughal, Myanmar, new york, Nirav Modi
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