Valentine Nirvana

Mouawad designers drew inspiration from the inextinguishable flame of the sun to create the aptly named Le Soleil. This breathtaking suite of yellow and white diamonds is estimated at a heart-stopping $42 million.
Words by Zelda Grant | January 30, 2020 | Luxury

To create the divine Le Soleil masterpiece, expert designers and adept artisans at Mouawad combined their knowledge and talent in an exhaustive creative process. It all started with the initial designs, presented in the form of gouache drawings, then moved on to 3D models. For the actual production of the pieces, the team of experts worked intensely to take the creative spirit of the original sketches and transform it into a brilliant work of art. Set in 18-karat white and yellow gold, the yellow diamonds seem to burst forth. Classic prong settings further enhanced this effect, giving the stones greater prominence by passing more light into their facets. The result is an extraordinary creation of unmatched elegance, majesty and beauty;