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Alexandre Reza Precious Gems

ALEXANDRE REZA BY VIVIENNE BECKER This monumental edition, presents more than one hundred rare pieces of Reza’s creations, and a history of the famed gem house in archival documents and vintage photography. Alexandre Reza is a Paris-based jeweler known for his diverse and rare collection of precious gems. He is lauded as the greatest gem collector of modern times. Alexandre Reza was born in 1922 in Moscow, of ancient Samarkand heritage. The son of a jeweler, Alexandre moved to France with his family when he was a child. He set out on his own at the age of 18, the same time as the onset of World War II. After the war, Alexandre Reza began his career as a diamond expert, traveling extensively to source each stone, which served as the key design inspiration for his work. Early on, he supplied gems to jewelry brands such as Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels. “probably the top jeweller in the world for the rich, famous and royalty.”                               The Mirror After more than three decades of acquiring and selectively selling fine diamonds, Alexandre…

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