Fawaz Gruosi was born on 8 August 1952, and spent his childhood in Florence with his Italian mother. He decided to make a career in jewellery, and founded de Grisogono in Geneva with two associates. He chose the name, which had to sound Italian and aristocratic, from a chance comment by one of his business partners, who said that his mother had been the Marquise de Grisogono. In 1995 Fawaz Gruosi took sole control of the company, which created unusual and often brightly-coloured jewellery. The brand launched its first watch collection in 2000.
Chemin du Champ-des-Filles 39E
CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva
Tel. +41 (0)22 817 81 00
Fawaz Gruosi, founder and creative director