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Focus on the ring Castiglione

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Nov
28

Author : Robert Mazlo Title: Castiglione One-of-a-kind ring Composition : Pink and green gold 750/000 Golden brown rough octahedral diamond, brown and champagne brillant cut diamonds.   As it often happens when I create a jewel, everything started with the stone. In this particular case, a beautiful golden brown rough octahedral diamond. Castiglione only appeared in a second time during the genesis of this ring, which I created as one of the highlight pieces of the “Diamond Like Me” exhibition. It illustrates a wider reflection on the analogies between the human condition and the diamond as our society perceives it. 1. About diamonds   iamond is a commonplace subject par excellence in the jewellery field. It seems like everything has already been said and heard about it. Especially when it comes to superlatives, like “the most valuable”, “the most famous”, “the most mysterious”, “the most expensive” diamonds… The list is simply endless. Yet it seems to me that we completely miss the point. First, because the diamond is not exclusively a colourless stone. Naturally coloured diamonds do exist, in greater or lesser proportion. This variety primarily comes from the presence of impurities (nitrogen, boron, hydrogen, nickel), inclusions (graphite or carbon) or from physical phenomenons such as plastic deformations. Indeed, during its growth […]