A collection of fine jewelry made by designer Emmanuel Tarpin for de Grisogono ♦ ︎
Until recently he was considered the golden boy of jewelery, a designer who at the age of 27 had the chance to enter among the big names in the world of gold and diamonds. Now, instead, Emmanuel Tarpin can no longer be referred to as an emerging designer. De Grisogono, the Geneva House that in high jewelery has the reputation of being innovative and, sometimes, even transgressive, has decided to make him emerge definitively.
To Tarpin, de Grisogono commissioned a collection as Artist in Resident: a choice strongly desired by the new CEO, Céline Assimon. The result is called Prologue and is the first of three collections to be signed by Emmanuel Tarpin. The designer used a palette with two colors: black and white. Indeed, black diamonds have been widely used by de Grisogono. The shape of the jewels is sinuous and surprising: the designer does not disappoint the fame he has gained.
The collection includes long asymmetric earrings of white and black diamonds in the form of a twisted ribbon, with a spiral that gives the illusion of crossing the lobe. And even the bracelet and necklace have the soft appearance of a fabric that bends with soft curves. They are pieces of bold design, but at the same time reassuring. And that, for sure, are unmistakable. Innovative jewels, yet in harmony with the de Grisogono style.
Emmanuel Tarpin, who debuted on the international scene at GemGèneve, launched his first capsule collection two years ago and, in December 2017, his realistic Geranium Leaf aluminum earrings were sold by Christie’s. He then received the Rising Star award from the Fashion Group International and was named Designer of the Year at the Town and Country Jewelry Awards. And he’s only at the beginning.