22 February 2017
By Huda NV
World’s most valuable jewellery box valued at $3.5m, was unveiled for the first time in the Middle East at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2017, yesterday. The masterpiece the Mouawad Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer was revealed by renowned 127-year-old diamond house, Mouawad.
Certified by the Guinness World Records, the coffer stole limelight at this year’s exhibition, next to stunning Mouawad jewellery and Swiss-made timepieces.
Inspired by Mouawad’s signature Flower of Eternity motif, which consists of three heart-shaped petals symbolising the past, present, and future in an emblem of eternal love, the Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer was crafted using 18-karat gold and 925 silver, and features a profusion of 542.39 carat of white and yellow diamonds, 293.24 carat of white and pink sapphires, 20.06 carat of rubies, and 1,799.75 carat of lapis lazuli.
“The coffer is a labour intensive piece, though machine designed, the stones are hand set for precision. More than a dozen workers took some 8 months to build the masterpiece, which is a resounding testament to the profound creativity and virtuosity of our craftsmen,” Pascal Mouawad, Co-Guardian of the Mouawad Retail Division, told The Peninsula.
The jeweller, is showing their presence at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition(DJWE), for the ninth year.
“We see good customer response in Qatar, which brings us back for the exhibition. The show is best in the world as we really do have customers here. There are real buyers in Qatar and hence all the big brands are here bringing-in their best master pieces.”
“We have chosen the show as the location for debut of our award-winning jewellery creation in the Middle East. The unveiling of our Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer is Mouawad’s special gift for what we believe is top event for luxury market in the region in its 14th edition,” he said.