L'Etoile is a rare item, from a series numbered 1 to 50. Making it took 10 blocks of the purest obsidian selected in the mountains of Armenia. The 200 facets of this narghile (shisha) are the result of 150 hours of stone-cutting by master craftsmen. This is followed by a long, tedious final sanding. Obsidian is a semi-precious stone resulting from the vitrification of flowing lava in cold seawater four million years ago. Translucent and striped, obsidian is as hard as a diamond. The health-giving properties and mystical powers attributed to it have made obsidian a highly prized stone.
About the Designer:
Jean-Philippe Martin has been carefully creating exceptional and emblematic pieces for over 10 years for the world’s finest brands from Louis Vuitton to Airdiem. His achievements have been shaped by the footprint of travel, his knowledge of cultures, and a collaboration with the world’s finest manufacturers.