Snow setting

2002

For the Reverso Neva, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture invented a new fine jewellery technique: snow setting. The diamonds glide and undulate endlessly like the waves of Saint Petersburg’s famous river, the Neva. To obtain the effect of snow glistening in the sunshine, the Manufacture’s gem setters juxtapose diamonds of different diameters so as to leave as little metal visible as possible. Each arrangement of diamonds is unique.