largest round brilliant vivid yellow diamond in the world.
Mouawad unveiled its Mouawad Dragon Suite at an exclusive private viewing in the Mouawad Dubai Mall boutique on July 8. Leading UAE and pan-Arab media representatives were invited to join Mouawad Co-guardian Mr. Pascal Mouawad for this exceptional experience, which brought them face to face with one of the most spectacular diamonds in the world now taking its place in a magnificent one-of-a-kind jewelry suite.
The Mouawad Dragon Suite comprises a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring showcasing five Fancy Vivid and Deep yellow diamonds totaling over 153 carats, and 432 colorless diamonds totaling over 272 carats. The pinnacle of these exceptional gems lies at the heart of the Dragon necklace, the 54.21 carat Mouawad Dragon diamond, the largest round brilliant vivid yellow diamond in the world, which was crafted from the rough by Mouawad skilled artisans. The diamond was birthed the Mouawad Dragon as its color is reminiscent of the Dragon’s magical powers and fiery eye.
Fred Mouawad, Co-Guardian of the Diamond Division commented, “It has been an immense honor and thrill to craft the extraordinary Mouawad Dragon diamond from the rough and then to continue this creative process by designing a masterpiece that befits its dazzling beauty. The result is truly breath-taking.”
Pascal Mouawad, Co-Guardian of the Retail Division, added, “Inspired by the magnificent Mouawad Dragon diamond, Mouawad expert designers and highly skilled artisans united their exceptional talent to create an ensemble that could complement this extraordinary gem while creating a legendary work of art. It is a privilege to now share the experience of seeing this in person with others.”
The Mouawad brand has penetrated continents across the world, while retaining its eminent position as jeweler to royalty, high society and those that appreciate the finest standards of dazzling craftsmanship. Steeped in rich traditions and guided forward by its fourth generation, Mouawad is committed to continue its legacy for many more generations.
MOUAWAD – A diamond house specialized in “crafting the extraordinary”.
For more than a century, Mouawad has carved a name of renown in the world of jewelry and timepieces based on its artistic excellence, outstanding expertise, trusted relationships and deep passion for crafting the extraordinary.
Over the decades, royalty, high society, celebrities and esteemed clients have continued to be beguiled by Mouawad’s unique offering, thus earning the company its elite status and powering its growth across continents. Now in its fourth generation, this family business is today led by Co-Guardians Fred, Alain, and Pascal Mouawad, three brothers who each perpetuate a heritage of excellence and bring a lifetime of passion to their respective roles. With Fred Mouawad heading the Diamond Division, Alain, the Watch Division, and Pascal, the Retail Division, each Co-Guardian actively embodies the Mouawad commitment to crafting the extraordinary.
A lifetime passion for the finest gems in existence
Many accolades pay testament to this family’s extraordinary passion for gemmology over time. The Mouawad diamond collection, one of the finest in the world, contains some of the largest and rarest diamonds known to man, including legendary, historic gems, many of which carry Mouawad as part of their designated name. The family’s never-ceasing commitment to excellence and vast contribution to the industry are immortalized in the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) bestowed upon third-generation Robert Mouawad and the naming of the GIA campus in his honor.
Today, as a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Sightholder, Mouawad’s pursuit of the finest gems in existence is facilitated with direct and unique access to conflict-free rough diamonds and gemstones, sourced and purchased in countries that are full participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. In the hands of Mouawad artisans these outstanding gems are handcrafted, using meticulous expertise, to become unique, artistic statements, whether as stunning haute joaillerie, magnificent bespoke masterpieces, objects of art or breathtaking timepieces.
Global recognition for exceptional masterpieces
The company’s commitment to ‘crafting the extraordinary’ has been rewarded with an unprecedented five Guinness World Records, the most recent of which being for the Mouawad Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer — the most valuable jewelry box in the world (US $3.5M). In 2013 the Mouawad L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace was named as the most valuable necklace in the world (US $55M), featuring the world’s largest internally flawless diamond, the Incomparable Diamond (407.48 carat). In 2011 Guinness awarded Mouawad for creating the most valuable handbag in the world ― the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse (US $3.8M). In 2003 the Very Sexy Fantasy Bra received a Guinness for being the most expensive bra ever made (US $11M), and in 1990 a Guinness World Record was awarded for the Mouawad Splendor ― the most expensive single pear-shaped diamond in the world at the time (US $12.76M).