Leviev, the high jewelry house, unveiled a new collection of natural colored diamonds named “Empresses” at the recent Cannes Film Festival. The collection was inspired by the jewels worn by the Russian Imperial family over a century ago.
Leviev Chairman Lev Leviev said “The Empresses collection pays homage to the incredible collection of diamonds owned by the Russian Imperial family. These magnificent gems have not been seen since the Russian revolution over 100 years ago.”
The centerpiece of the collection is a rare 10.10 carat pink diamond pendant which features a vivid purplish pink color. The diamond is surrounded by a cluster of white diamonds and is suspended from a diamond encrusted chain.
Leviev aims to promote natural colored diamonds to modern day royal families around the world, including the Middle East where the brand has a strong presence. The Empresses collection features pink, blue and yellow diamonds set in necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with ornate designs featuring flowers, leaves and crowns inspired by the Russian Imperial jewels.
Leviev says he hopes members of the royal families will be drawn to the collection due to its connection with colored diamond jewels worn by the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas over 100 years ago. The collection, priced from $200,000 to $6 million, will be showcased in Leviev boutiques across the world.