Τρίτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2012

 Mouawad fine jewelry!!!!!!!!!


Mouawad is a privately held multinational jewelry and timepiece company that designs, manufacturers, and sells exclusive boutique jewelry. Mouawad is known for its exclusive collections, haute joaillerie, objects of art, and luxury watches.
Mouawad is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland but they have offices worldwide including at Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai. Mouawad was founded in 1891 in Beirut, Lebanon by David Mouawad and is currently led by 4th generation co-guardians Fred Mouawad and Pascal Mouawad. Over the years the Mouawad family has acquired a collection of diamonds that is one of the world’s finest in private hands. A good number of the largest diamonds in existence take their place among the stunning gems in this museum-quality collection. These diamonds include the Ahmad Abad which is a pear shaped diamond that weighs 78.86 carats with a D-VS1 Grade. Mouawad is also the current owner of the Indore Pears which are linked to the Malabar Hill Murder. In January of 1925, armed men attacked a car in Bombay which was being driven by a official of the Bombay Corporation. The passenger in the vehicle was a young Muslim woman who was the subject of the attack. The official was killed and four British officers came to the aid of the woman. Robbery was not the motive for this crime as the young woman was believed to be a dancer at the Court of Tukoji Rao III. The woman escaped from being a concubine and the murder was believed to be retaliation. It was agreed that the crime on Malabar Hill could not be ignored: Mumtaz Begum had recognized her assailants as an aide-de-camp of the Maharajah and members of the Indore army and mounted police. The Maharajah's involvement in the crime was never made public but he was asked either to appear at the subsequent official inquiry or abdicate in favor of his son. In the following year he chose the latter course.While traveling in Switzerland after his abdication, he met Nancy Ann Miller, a rich young American. Amid much publicity the couple married in 1928. The bride embraced the Hindu religion and subsequently became known as the Maharanee Shamista Davi Holkar. In 1946 Harry Winston bought the two pear-shaped diamonds, weighing 46.95 and 46.70 carats, which the Maharanee had worn on many occasions. The diamonds were purchased several times throughout the years until they were purchased by Robert Mouawad in 1987. The Queen of Holland is another diamond in the Mouawad collection. Its exact origin is unknown; however, it was believed to have been brought from South Africa to Holland. It was first cut in 1904 by F. Freidman & Co. who made it a cushion-cut and named it after Queen Wihelmina of Holland. The diamond was re-cut sometime after the 1960's into its current weight of 135.92 carats. It is judged to be internally flawless and 'D' color by the Gemological Institute of America. This diamond was also formerly owned by William Goldberg. Mouawad is also the current owner of the Jubilee Diamond. The Jubilee Diamond was originally known as the Reitz Diamond and is a colourless, cushion-shaped diamond weighing 245.35 carats (49.07 grams). It is the sixth largest diamond in the world and originally named after Francis William Reitz who was the president of the Orange Free State at the time the diamond was discovered in the area. The Jubilee is currently the largest diamond in the Mouawad collection. The Mouawad Liliac is considered one of the top ten pink diamonds in the world and is currently owned by Mouawad. The Mouawad Lilac is estimated to be worth $20M (USD) and weighs 24.44 carat. It is an emerald cut pink diamond that is so saturated with color that it gives off a purplish, almost maroon, hue.
 













 

Beautiful sapphire & diamond pendant / brooch by Marcus & Co circa 1900 via Sothebys .com