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Behind the design, into the mastermind

The journey of ‘Crafting the Extraordinary’

18 July 2019

Every Mouawad masterpiece has a story to tell, of a journey that begins millions or billions of years ago when the precious gems that adorn it first formed far beneath the surface of the Earth. The hand selection of these gems, often the most exquisite and rare of their type, is when Mouawad enters the story. Often, Mouawad craftsmen will elevate these spectacular gems through planning, cutting and polishing to achieve even more remarkable results. A Mouawad masterpiece begins life in this realm of extraordinary gems, be they diamonds, sapphires, emeralds or rubies, with their innate brilliance inspiring an artistic vision. This vision is first drawn by hand and painted in gouache, becoming the unique template for what is to come. The next step sees this masterful design give way to intricate craftsmanship. All of this takes place in Mouawad ateliers by hand, leveraging vast experience in the fields of goldsmithing and setting. The process is meticulous and painstaking, with care and attention to detail lavished at every stage. As the final gem takes its place in a masterpiece, the effect is overwhelming. The result is a work of art and a dazzling testament to Mouawad’s passion for crafting the extraordinary.

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