I Want to Design a Crown for Youth of Lebanon, Fred Mouawad Tells Asharq Al-Awsat

Beirut – Vivianne Haddad

Who knew that the crown that adorned the head of Miss Universe 2023 was a Lebanese creation? The rare piece, worth around $6 million, was created by Maison Mouawad at the initiative of Fred Mouawad, a fourth-generation member of the atelier founded in 1890.

Named the eighth richest diamond owner in the world by Wealth-X in 2013, Fred Mouawad adores gemstones, especially the colored ones. Passionate about his career from a young age, he oversees every little detail of their designs, and following the journey of every gemstone. “I consider the story and value of every gemstone we use, then I make my decision about the design that suits it,” he told Asharq Al-Awsat. Mouawad Lebanon noted that his wide knowledge of gemstones peaked after he studied the field at the GIA, Gemological Institute of America.

Fred started working with his father when he was 21, and gained his expertise quickly. His first adventure with gemstones was in Sri Lanka, where he bought a 27-carat sapphire, polished and refined it, and then sold it for a good sum. This was the start of his story in the gemstones trade. follow for more updates Roskingemnewsreport

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