MICHAEL YOUSSOUFIAN | 'LES ABEILLES' PAIR OF GEM SET AND DIAMOND BROOCHES | Michael Youssoufian | 'Les Abeilles' 寶石 配 鑽石別針一對
MICHAEL YOUSSOUFIAN 'LES ABEILLES' PAIR OF GEM SET AND DIAMOND BROOCHES
Michael Youssoufian | 'Les Abeilles' 寶石 配 鑽石別針一對
Each designed as a bee set with cabochon and circular-cut sapphires and yellow sapphires, embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat blackened gold, one brooch signed MY.
Both stamped 18K 750 for 18 karat blackened gold, brooch with yellow sapphires stamped MY. Yellow sapphires of medium to strong saturation and sapphires of medium to slightly dark blue hue of medium to strong saturation are overall in very good condition, with minor abrasions and natural inclusions examined under 10x magnification, not noticeable when worn. Diamonds are bright and lively. Minor signs of wear to metal. Overall in excellent condition.
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Michael Youssoufian is a fifth generation jeweller based in Hong Kong. Having brought up from Alexandria, London and Geneva, Youssoufian draws inspirations from various cultures around the world. Joseph Youssoufian, who was the mentor of the family, was appointed jewelers to the Royal Court of Egypt during the 1920s in Alexandria. His timeless passion for creating artistic jewellery continues with his inspirations from the east. The 'Les Abeilles' pair of brooches pays a beautiful homage to nature, with the twin bees embellished in sapphires and yellow sapphires.
Michael Youssoufian是一位總部設立在香港的珠寶商，至今已傳至第五代。在亞歷山大港、倫敦和日內瓦成長的Youssoufian從世界各地的不同文化中汲取靈感並將其充分運用到作品中。Joseph Youssoufian是該家族的精神導師，上個世紀20年代在亞歷山大港被任命為埃及皇家珠寶商。Joseph對珠寶創作有著高漲而持續的熱情，這份熱情與他來自東方的靈感相得益彰，製作了一系列絕妙精美的珠寶。這對“Les Abeilles”別針用藍寶石和黃色藍寶石巧妙鑲嵌描繪了一堆雙胞胎蜜蜂，充分反映了設計師對自然天成的美麗致敬。