The jewels that Fawaz Gruosi envisions so clearly in his imagination are, like contemporary art or sculpture, abstract compositions of pure line, form and colour. These are individualistic interpretations of a fleeting image, an object, flower, creature, the sunset, sand, sea or sky, a gesture or a feeling; ideas and emotions distilled to a potent and powerful creation.
Meticulous workmanship and technical ingenuity bring Gruosi’s flights of imagination to life. Mastery of age-old skills, and exceptional expertise liberate his creativity. From initial sketches, and painted designs, through to the intricate modelling of the jewel in wax and the age-old skill of lost-wax casting; from the goldsmith’s art of sculpting the gold and hand-piercing each opening to the precision of the artisan-setter, through the polishing and the finesse of exquisite details on the reverse of each jewel, the expert artisans take immense pride in crafting a jewel that becomes a true work of art.
To reflect this approach to fine jewellery high-craftsmanship and to illustrate the splendour of Fawaz Gruosi’s most recent collections, Construct was commissioned to create three physical catalogues to showcase the Amber, High and Fine collections, as well as digital catalogues of the lines. While the books took different approaches aesthetically to best highlight the singularity and personality of each collection, they could be brought together to form a complete set, highlighting how all Grusosi pieces, no matter how unique, are connected to the lasting legacy of the brand and the surrounding family of works. Through our amalgamation of textures and tones, Construct curated a sensory journey: tactile, poetic, romantic, refined and timeless. As a result, the books embody the very nature of Fawaz Gruosi’s works of art and articulate this message to the customers fortunate enough to be gifted the collection.