Transcript| 19 dec 2016
Today we discover Merveilles, a new stone-setting technique developed by Boghossian and it is so sophisticated, that it makes diamonds appear to float in thin air.
Based in Geneva, Boghossian has six generations of experience and this shows in the development of ground-breaking techniques that create new illusions with the most precious of stones.
Following on from the Art of Inlay and Kissing Diamonds, the Mervielles technique that took four years to develop frees diamonds from their settings to allow the purest reflection of light.
“It’s actually not the gold that holds the diamonds together but it is actually the diamonds that are holding them together and the reflections in every single angle is stunning because with this minimal gold you are managing to get the light from every perspective.”
Diamonds sit as light as dew drops on these Creole hoop and even though they have 196 diamonds they are super light.
Can you see how the Merveilles technique is used here to suspend yellow pear-shape diamonds?
Thanks to the Merveilles technique, all four sides of these mounts are set with diamonds enhancing the brilliance of the central stones.
Boghossian adds another twist to this innovative ruby and diamond necklace.
"Clients love to play with their jewellery and like to have different ways of wearing them. We came up with this idea with the Merveilles setting where basically you see almost no gold, but we have decided to set one side with diamonds rubies and one side with diamonds. When you wear the necklace you just have to twist the inside frame with diamonds and then you can wear it in a different way."
Merveilles adds a new facet to Boghossian unique way with gems and it also pushes the boundaries of what we expect in the world of high jewellery.