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Nature as an inspiration force: Claudia’s selection on de Grace High Jewellery collection

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Since 1895, each and every little secret of the custom-made high jewellery has been passed down from father to son within the family de Grace.

After touring the world in search of the most beautiful stones to serve the jewellery Maisons of Place Vendôme, and to create unique jewels for prestigious customers, the Maison de Grace is founded in 1985.

To discover de Grace is then an invitation to discover the world of the Maison and the French know-how of its craftsmen, the selection of the most remarkable stones. De Grace creations represent simplicity, modernity and audaciousness: their inner soul mirrors the beauty and the majesty of the Woman, in an inextricable and spiritual interior connection.

 

Highlights from de Grace High Jewellery Collection – Claudia’s picks

The first piece which caught my attention is the Collier Cascade. Stemming from the Maison’s Naturalistic tradition, this collier evokes cascading light, taking us to a dreamy world. This is a unique creation, which has been designed and crafted in 4 months, with more than 300 hours of work.

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F colour and VVS diamonds, total weight 10.58 carats. Fancy Pink diamonds, VVS purity, for a total weight of 1.58 carats. Palladium gold.

 

De Grace also means colour blocking, and the Collier Grappe is an exquisite example, featuring an important cluster which repose gently on the skin, reverberating with flamboyant colours:

Not heated blue sapphires (43.68 carats), diamonds F-G colour, purity VVS (22.18 carats. Yellow gold.
Not heated blue sapphires (43.68 carats), coloured diamonds F-G colour, purity VVS (22.18 carats. Yellow gold. 7 months of work to select the stones and insert them into this jewel, to set them and polish them.

 

The Art Nouveau continues to strongly influence jewellery designers, and de Grace is no exception to this. The Collier Losange shows precise lines, a geometric spirit, perfect proportions. The star of this necklace is a losange-cut grey diamond, cut out of a rough stone of more than 100 carats found in Russia, and set into a necklace featuring brilliant-cut diamonds of exceptional quality:

Fancy Gray diamond of 32.08 carats. Diamonds F colour and VVS purity for a total weigh of 14.80 carats. Palladium gold.
Fancy Gray diamond of 32.08 carats. Diamonds F colour and VVS purity for a total weight of 14.80 carats. Palladium gold.

 

De Grace once again lets Nature be a guide and source of inspiration for the Collier Paon, where different graded and varied sapphires imitate the peacock’s feathers:

Not heated coloured sapphires (58.30 carats), diamonds F colour and VVS purity (19.88 carats). Palladium gold.
Not heated coloured sapphires (58.30 carats), diamonds F colour and VVS purity (19.88 carats). Palladium gold.

 

Nature has been present as a sort of leit motiv since the Maison was founded in 1985. Here is then the reinterpretation of a delicate flower, the daisy, symbol of femininity and of love. Centred around a magnificent yellow diamond, the ring represents the daisy in the splendour of its flourishing:

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Cushion-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond, D-E colour and VVS purity, for 8.22 carats. Yellow diamonds on the sides of the ring for a total weight of 1.80 carats. Brilliant-cut white diamonds, D-E colour and VVS purity, total weight 8.22 carats.

 

Nature does not only mean Flora and Fauna, but also the emotional attraction of the Sea. Here is the Wave of Diamonds ring: a romantic plunge into the Ocean’s heart, this ring has black and white diamonds set in white and rose gold. An enveloping embrace, same as the waves of the sea:

Black diamonds (5.05 carats), white diamonds (5.85 carats), silver diamonds 1.95 carats. Rose and white gold in a double layer.
Black diamonds (5.05 carats), white diamonds (5.85 carats), silver diamonds 1.95 carats. Rose and white gold in a double layer.

 

Material courtesy of de Grace Press Office – Dessauvages Communication, Paris.

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