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When the man behind de Grisogono, Fawaz Gruosi, introduced his striking black diamond jewellery, industry veterans called him crazy. Nevertheless, they became a resounding hit. Bespoke sat down with the designer on his latest visit to the region to find more.
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Chopard is a Swiss based luxury watch, jewellery, and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Having been sold to Karl Scheufele in 1963, the company is now run by his children Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. Bespoke meets them both.
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With prowess equal to that expressed in its emblematic panther design motif, Cartier stole the jewellers’ spotlight at the Biennale des Antiquaires, held last September at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
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Fawaz Gruosi, president, owner and founder of de GRISOGONO is one of the world’s most sought-after jewellers and watch makers and we had the unique chance to meet this distinctive talent during his first trip back to his paternal country in many years.
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Azza Fahmy is one of the most internationally renowned contemporary jewellers to emerge from the Middle East. For close to forty years, she has created pieces that have best represented Arab culture. We went to London during Fashion Week to meet with the master craftswoman.
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