Allove provides original design and manufacture of innovative diamond products to top-tier jewellery retailers. Having recently created a revolutionary cutting technology yielding the world’s brightest diamond, they needed a brand image to support their communications and global ambition with a well-defined brand strategy.
The challenge stemmed from recognition that the diamond market was mainly dominated by long-standing international brands. In countries like China, consumers generally lack knowledge of diamonds and base buying preferences on the brand reputation. Having positioned itself as a revolutionary and sophisticated brand, Allove set out to redefine the ideal diamond and differentiate itself from the increasingly stiff special-cut diamond market, boosting recognition and education of its first-of-its-kind special cutting technology. At the same time, the brand was required to observe government regulations in China restricting claims of being “the world’s brightest diamond”.
Our starting point was to define a brand image which would express the brand's values and personality. In order to reach the Chinese consumers audience with accurate messaging, we conducted extensive qualitative research, gathering key insights of the local mindset towards diamonds. These insights also informed the communication with stakeholders, illuminating the leading retailers as well as aligning with the industry.
Bringing this image to life, we created the logo and visual identity – European, sophisticated, luxurious, yet filled with innovative undertones. The flash of light on the letter “V” completes a heart shape, signifying perfection at first sight.
The refined brand has successfully brought out the product’s functional benefits and fulfilled consumers’ emotional needs, creating a differentiated and valuable brand image that has helped changing existing perceptions of the category.
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