by Astrid Joss
To Live and Let Die For
One of the most exclusive jewellery brands in the universe.
Sometimes it ok to be a teenager and crush over something.
The definition of obsessing over something (or in current social media language ‘crushing’) is to think and dwell about it persistently. Without stopping. Or even taking a coffee break…or even, deep breathe, checking your phone. Well, if that’s the case then we’re officially obsessed with, as well as most definitely crushing over, Moussaieff’s coloured diamonds. Unbelievably exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful - we could sit her all day looking up adjectives to explain how they make us feel. Or you can simply see here for yourself.
White gold, emerald (16.99cts) and diamond (18.43cts) earrings
Platinum ring with Natural Fancy Vivid pink diamond (5.70cts) and diamonds (11.17cts)
Colombian emerald (6.88cts), Burma ruby (40.23cts) and diamond (5.25cts) earrings set in platinum
There’s no doubt that Moussaieff Jewellers have world recognition for rare coloured diamonds. We all agree that these rings unite a deeply personal and distinctive sensibility for the beauty of coloured diamonds. Alisa Moussaieff has a matchless eye for the creative possibilities inherent in Fancy Blue, Yellow-Green and Pink diamonds. She says, "Whilst they look classic the positioning and the orientation of the diamonds makes all the difference to achieve the final ‘wow’ factor. All three coloured diamonds are the best examples of their kind uniting superlatives; rare colour of pure hue and perfect even saturation with good cut and clarity and high brilliancy. With supreme aesthetic precision I create a perfect balance between “design intensive“ and “stone intensive“ jewels - achieving unparalleled artistry in the mounting, and managing a really perfect marriage between stone and mounting.” What can we say - the lady is a genius!
White gold ring with Internally Flawless, Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow round brilliant cut diamond (4.97cts), with (0.77cts) of diamonds
Burma ruby (77.06cts) and diamond (60.77cts) necklace set in platinum
Rose gold ring with Natural Fancy Yellow-Green diamond (1.21cts), Fancy Blue (1.01cts) and Fancy Intense pink diamonds (0.92cts)
And if that’s not enough to satisfy your jewellery addictions we couldn’t be in greater awe of the clever and fanciful ‘Girandole’ design, where Alisa Moussaieff superimposes her own playful colour scheme to achieve perfection. The earrings are inspired by the grand candelabras of the 18th century. ‘Girandole’ earrings were favoured by Queen Victoria and she wore them on important state occasions. We are mesmerised by their distinctive dangling elements suspended from an arabesque or filigree central design motive.
White gold Burma ruby (12.61ct) and diamond (14.29ct) chandelier earrings
Platinum ring with Natural Fancy Vivid Green diamond (1.17cts) and diamonds (3.84cts)
Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond earrings, set in platinum. With 13.67cts of yellow diamonds and 3.24cts of white diamonds
With that said we’ll happily go forth and find ourselves somewhere in the middle between a day dreaming obsessive teen and a sophisticated grand dame such as Queen Vic. Sounds like rather an interesting mix, don’t you think?