Over a career that spans nearly 20 years, jeweller Pino Spitaleri has personally handled some of the world’s most exceptional diamonds. His passion for developing new techniques and introducing meticulous levels of detail to the art of gem-setting led to the foundation of Atelier Spitaleri in 2014. Here, I’d like to share some of the highlights of my recent conversation with Pino, where we discuss Haute Horology, famous diamonds and a recent move to Dubai.
Imagine for a second being given responsibility for the 24.78 carat Graff Pink diamond or the 31.06 carat Wittelsbach-Graff diamond. These remarkable feats of nature can only be entrusted to the most highly skilled artisans, who’ve got a mastery of setting that goes beyond the norm and into a different echelon. Fortunately, Pino Spitaleri fits the bill.