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I understand you are from a family of jewellers. Please tell us about your experience growing up?

I am from a family of gem cutters and for centuries we resided in the Jura Mountains. My grandfather settled in Paris in 1929, and I have spent all of my holidays visiting the gem cutters in the workshop of my grandfather and in the farms in Jura. Interestingly, every old farm still preserves its special table used to cut stones at that time

How has your upbringing impacted your career? 

I was brought up in a glittering world where my great uncles had companies producing synthetic and crystal stones whilst my father travelled all around the world to buy rough stones, which meant visiting the mines, a pure adventure. My father is a renowned gemmologist who taught my brothers and I this trade. His love for these marvels of nature was enhanced during his search and for me, how could I resist such an adventure? For that reason, I decided to take it up a notch by becoming the first member of my family to design jewels from what was found, at the tender age of 12 years old. When I completed my business school and was faced with a tough decision of finance or jewels, I chose jewels, I decision I have not regretted to date.

How have you selected the types of stones you use for your collection?

I create my collection with precious colour stones of any kind. I have access to various types of stones within my collection and store than majority of stores within the rue de la paix, Paris area.

 

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How long does it take to create each collection?

The process of creation varies however the use of 3D technology often extends the process to anything around 6 months.

What are we to expect from your next collection? 

My next collection was inspired by a trip to Colombia, where I fell in love with a beautiful feather scarf in the Bogota gold museum. I cannot wait for you to see it!

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