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Moussaieff Jewellers | Biennale Paris 2017

August 3rd 2017
For the last fifty years, Alisa Moussaieff has been the mastermind and driving force behind her family's fabled venture. She has become one of the most influential and respected players in the diamond and precious-stone market, known for her unerring instincts, her dedication and her passion for gems. Over the years, Moussaieff has built up an extraordinary collection of stones, including such historic pieces as the Moussaieff Red, which at 5.11 cts, is among the largest Natural Fancy Red diamonds ever seen.

Moussaieff combines magnificent gems, sophisticated design and a unique style, making it one of the world's finest high jewellery emporiums. This prestigious House deals in the very rarest gems and its creations are sought after by royal families, heads of state as well as by the most discerning collectors and connoisseurs.

Whilst Managing Director Alisa Moussaieff originates from Vienna, Shlomo Moussaieff her late husband's family originated from Bukhara, the heart of the fabled silk route. Early in her marriage Mrs Moussaieff discovered in herself an intrinsic fascination for her husband's rich artistic heritage. Blessed with acute artistic sensitivities she quickly recognised the enormous design potential of this colourful, vibrant culture. Applying her design panash she proceeded to combine strong contrasting colours and round geometric forms which never failed to achieve full artistic harmony.

 Alisa Moussaieff - Moussaieff Jewellers

Mrs Moussaieff's individualistic designs are characterised by putting large amounts of value at the service of her artistic whims to achieve artistic perfection. She combines expensive diamonds and semi-precious stones. Her jewellery never fails to translate into jewels which draws gasps of admiration. Mrs Moussaieff is ever ready to mobilise even elaborate resources in order to make her 'design vision' come to life. Her designs manage to be artistic, playful and serious at the same time.

Moussaieff was already trading in 1850. By the 1920s the House was selling rare gemstones and pearls, sourced in the Gulf countries to the great houses in Paris and an office was opened in Hong Kong in the 1920's and 30's. In 1963 Alisa and Shlomo opened Moussaieff's Park Lane showroom in London. They soon attracted a loyal clientele who came to admire the House for its exclusivity, its discretion and above all its truly magnificent gems. A second London boutique, on Bond Street, followed in 2006. Now there are boutiques in Hong Kong, Geneva and Courchevel, with Paris to come.

In addition to the House's extraordinary original designs, which are manufactured in its high-jewellery workshop in Paris, Moussaieff is closely associated with some of the most important gemstones to come to market. The collection includes the Moussaieff Red, one of the largest red diamond ever known, and the Moussaieff Blue, a flawless blue diamond which at the time of its acquisition in 2007 broke the world record for price per carat.

Moussaieff Jewellers will show at the Biennale Paris for the first time, presenting pieces of exceptional quality and unique design. Alisa Moussaieff comments; "It is a privilege to attend the prestigious Biennale and for our magnificent high jewellery collections to be presented amongst art which is the rarest of the rare."

For further details on Moussaieff, please contact Quintessentially's gift sourcing team on gifts@quintessentially.com or call +44 (0) 845 224 2617. Interested in becoming a member? Request more information

Image Credits

Fancy vivid blue and intense fancy pink diamond ring.

Internally flawless natural fancy intense pink marquise diamond 6.54cts and natural fancy vivid VS2 blue marquise diamond 4.34cts. Round white diamonds 53.06cts and rose-gold and pink diamond pave shank"

"Mrs Moussaieff photographed by Mikhail Mendelevich"

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