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Anello Moon con smeraldi colombiani per 11,34 carati e un diamante taglio smeraldo di 9,88 carati

Reza’s legacy

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Five years after the death of Alexandre Reza, the great Parisian jewelery house continues on the path traced by its founder. In fact, the company’s activities had been transferred to his son Olivier as early as 2008. But it is worth remembering this great jeweler, who had an adventurous and exciting life. And it has become a myth in the history of jewelry. Just remember that in 1997, when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris, she wore a solitaire ring from Reza, which she had received a few hours earlier from her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed.

Bracciale in oro bianco con sette spinelli per 10,94 carati e 110 brillanti per 12,15 carati
Bracciale in oro bianco con sette spinelli per 10,94 carati e 110 brillanti per 12,15 carati

Alexandre Reza, who died in 2016 at the age of 93, was born in 1922 in Moscow, into a family of Persian origins. The father was a jeweler too. The family, who fled the Russian Revolution, arrived in Paris after the Second World War. Alexandre Reza soon became famous in France for his ability to discover exceptional ancient gems from Colombia, India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and Sri Lanka. He founded his Maison in the 1950s and started trading gems: he supplied stones to brands such as Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Harry Winston, Louis Gérard and Van Cleef & Arpels and later on making jewels for the great brands of Place Vendôme. Then, in 1981 he too founded his own Maison and opened his boutique in 1984. His specialty was high jewelery.
Orecchini in oro bianco con 74 diamanti e tormalina Paraiba
Orecchini in oro bianco con 74 diamanti e tormalina Paraiba

Alexandre Reza’s creations have become famous for their richness and originality of design, with large, but light, original, but not extravagant jewels. Unique, coveted and very expensive pieces, always on average above 100,000 dollars. In summer 2020, Christie’s sold a two-diamond blue and white Reza ring for $ 9.2 million.

Orecchini della collezione Farandoles, con 18 smeraldi per 27,44 carati e 70 brillanti
Orecchini della collezione Farandoles, con 18 smeraldi per 27,44 carati e 70 brillanti

Olivier Reza, who after having accompanied his father on his travels in search of gems had chosen a career as a banker, returned to lead the company. After a refurbishment phase, in June 2012 he reopened a salon on Place Vendôme and continues his father’s work with the aim of adding new exceptional pieces to the Alexandre Reza collection.

Bracciale con zaffiri taglio smeraldo
Bracciale con zaffiri taglio smeraldo
Orecchini con diamanti e rubini
Orecchini con diamanti e rubini
Collana Zamarat con uno smeraldo colombiano di 19,78 carati, smeraldi, perle, e 155 brillanti
Collana Zamarat con uno smeraldo colombiano di 19,78 carati, smeraldi, perle, e 155 brillanti
Orecchini della collezione Ruban in oro annerito e 116 diamanti per 9,75 carati
Orecchini della collezione Ruban in oro annerito e 116 diamanti per 9,75 carati
Orecchini con diamanti, smeraldo taglio pera e zaffiro taglio smeraldo
Orecchini con diamanti, smeraldo taglio pera e zaffiro taglio smeraldo

Anello Moon con smeraldi colombiani per 11,34 carati e un diamante taglio smeraldo di 9,88 carati
Anello Moon con smeraldi colombiani per 11,34 carati e un diamante taglio smeraldo di 9,88 carati







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