SAUVEREIGN’s “Legacy Gems” are the most prized of all SAUVEREIGN Gems – each
one-of-a-kind embracing an extreme level of artistry.
PURE 3 draws parallels with the beauty and bareness of fall’s first frost that appears on lusty leaves at the crack of dawn. 24-carat gold leaf burnished assiduously by hand to a high mirror effect forms the canvas of the Gem, contrasted by a thin layer of frost-like white gold leaf with organic, prolific leaf veins.
SAUVEREIGN’s SHADOW Collection pays homage to Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978–79), considered one of Warhol’s most enigmatic works. Now in its forth rendition, SHADOW IV comprises no less than 30 individual layers on the surface of the Gem, layer upon layer of gold leaf, lacquer, lake pigment, once dried hand-sanded to create a feather-like periphery, lacquer, gold dust, lacquer, and repeat, resulting in incredible depth and richness of colour. The asymmetry between a pair adds an unexpected element of intrigue.
SAUVEREIGN INK exemplifies the versatility of a single medium with sublimely complex leafing and lacquering applications, provoking a dynamic dialogue with contemporary ink and traditional calligraphy. Ever challenging conventional expectations through bold, powerful and uninhibited brushwork in gold leaf and translucent silkscreen ink, layer by layer, employing pioneering techniques invented in-house. A single INK 4 Legacy Gem requires over 80 steps and at least 3 weeks to produce.
SIXTY-SIX MARMORINO draws upon the inspiration of six – a highly auspicious number – and 66, a symbol of abundance. This inspiration is merged with marmorino – a plaster made from crushed marble and lime putty used as a decorative finish dating as far back as the Roman times. To see this typically large-scale application sublimely transferred to the petite surface area of the Gem surface is truly a feat to behold, creating another global first. The six comes to life through an intricate chain-effect in 24-carat gold leaf.
Geometric outlines in gold leaf as narrow as 1mm divide sections of deeply saturated and gradated colours adorned with mouth-blown gold powder, creating a three-dimensional form with an illusion of immense depth. Bold and graphic, designed to present context from a multitude of viewpoints that can be analysed, broken up and finally reassembled in an abstracted form. One single CUBIK Legacy Gem requires minimum 30 days to complete.
Each Legacy Gem is born with an innovative mechanism that allows this piece of jewel to interlock across bags, shoes and accessories such as brooch, belt and pendant.
The SAUVEREIGN signature footwear collection serves as a canvas for the maison’s arsenal of Gems – the jewel in the crown.Explore
The Aphrodite collection is expectedly available in an array of exquisite hides – artisanal box calf, baby calf and exotic skins – all from France’s finest tanneries.Explore