Inside Baselworld 2018 with Antonio Cecere: Special Jewellery

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In the second part of this interview, industry insider Antonio Cecere, Principal of Cecere Monaco and Founder of Monaco Diamond Exchange, talks about his experience at Baselworld 2018 with a focus on jewellery.

ML: How was Baselworld this year and what are the highlights in haute joaillerie?
AC: In high-end jewellery, Graff is renowned for creating unique pieces that are set to become timeless classics. The foundation of Graff remains that of acquiring important diamonds and this year they will be cutting and polishing the 1,190 carats Lesedi La Rona, the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in over 100 years. Their vertical integration, from rough to retail, defines this jeweller and “puts them in control of their own destiny” as Francois Graff, CEO, recognised during Baselworld 2018.

Photo: Graff Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald Necklace (sapphires 47.57ct, diamonds 35.12ct, emeralds 28.50ct)
Graff Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald Necklace (sapphires 47.57ct, diamonds 35.12ct, emeralds 28.50ct)
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