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The French & Swiss Jewellers

Year: 2013, 52 mins
Code: FC-Masters2

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Italian jewellers

 French and Swiss Jewellers French Jewellers  American jewellers

Episode 1: The Italian Jewellers
Episode 2: The French & Swiss Jewellers
Episode 3: The English & South African Jewellers
Episode 4: The Jewellers of the Americas

Gain entry into the studios of the most secretive jewellery houses, watch as negotiations for the most beautiful diamonds unfold, and visit the workshops where experienced craftsmen manipulate metals, bending them every which way to create extraordinary pieces – some worth up to ten million dollars!

Accompany a movie star stepping out onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing the Marilyn necklace. Attend the Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s most precious jewels. Experience the last-minute preparations of a giant 400-piece exhibition opening in Shanghai, or the showcasing of the new Josephine collection at the Biennale des Antiquaires.

From Paris to New York, London to Bali, and Milan to Rio, this four-part documentary series offers a breathtaking journey into the world of fine jewellery, filled with legendary families, gemstone hunters and some of the world’s most innovative designers.

Languages: English, French

Directors: Guillaume De Ginestel, Eric Ellena, Jane Lipman & Sean O’Sullivan; 
Co-Producers: French Connection Films, Quasar Multimedia, Current Affairs Hambrook Communication; 
Partners: The French Film Board (CNC), Media Programme (Europe), Friuli-Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, The South African Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), The Gauteng Film Commission; Broadcasters: Stylia (France, Africa), Vosges Television (France), Sky Arts (Italy), Canal Plus (Poland), DR TV (Denmark); Screenings: George Brown College (Toronto, Canada), GIA (Carlsbad, Californie), GIA (UK), The Goldsmiths’ Center (UK), NYC University (New York), St. Clair Capitol Theatre (Chatham, Canada), Royal Ontario Museum (Canada)

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