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We fell for the jewels designed by colourist Isabelle Langlois…

Her grand father was a stone cutter, supplier of the entire Place Vendome, and her father, known as one of the greatest experts of coloured gems, is the founder of the French Association of Gemmology. It’s easy to believe that jewellery was almost a destiny for colourist Isabelle Langlois. Passionate from an early age, the talented designer had to work hard to gain recognition in this male-dominated world, until she eventually created her own jewellery line and became successful. Portrait of the bright woman we met in the boutique she decorated herself, located in Paris, 12 rue de la Paix. Isabelle Langlois, born amongst precious stones… Isabelle Langlois, you are the heiress of a family of stone cutters from the French Jura region, the passion for coloured gems is a family tradition: was your journey thus made easier? It wasn’t! After graduating from business school, I had set my sights on working for my aunt, Catherine Vassort, who was then head of Vassort high jewellery workshops. My aunt was a wonderful incarnation of the “Parisienne” : …

A dream come true with Morphée Joaillerie…

Daydreaming, I sense winter changing to spring, I imagine the first rays of sunshine on my skin, the smell of blooming flowers and the cherry blossoms surrounding the city…  A simple dream, one I may access without closing my eyes, thanks to the magic and the poetry of Morphée Joaillerie ‘s designer. Morphée (in Engl. Morpheus), the God of sleep and dreams in the Greek mythology, has made my dream come true: To create a beautiful jewellery set made of rose gold, pink sapphires, pink opal and diamonds representing a flower as ephemeral as beautiful (because of its colour of course!): the cherry blossom. The “Cherry Blossoms” rings dresses up a hand as well as a haute couture outfit dresses a woman … Four rings, two ear cuffs and a pair of asymetical earrings. This high jewellery set is unique for its creativity, its softness and its beauty. I DO WANT IT! Behind this daydream hides the talented Pamela Hastry for whom nothing is impossible… The visionary artist decyphers our wildest dreams and designs poetic and feminine creations …

Pisa ring, pink sapphires and diamonds with tinkling bells and a hidden secret inside, by Alessio Boschi masterpiece high jewelry

Alessio Boschi’s genius enchants Baseworld

Discovered at the world’s watch and jewellery show Baselworld in 2016, Alessio Boschi is probably one of the geniuses of today’s fine jewellery scene. Like a b  interviewed him for the 100th edition of the event. Creative, constructive, ingenious, this Italian all-round artist, fond of history and architecture, gives to his world a universal magic guided by a superior force. His collections are perfectionist, meticulous, full of humour and surprises. In a word, he’s a genius! Everything makes sense in his jewellery, from the choice of materials and stones  to the use of different techniques and Artcrafts such as micro-mosaic. His creations are collector’s items. A beautiful person and a wonderful artist you must absolutely discover. You started your career as a jewellery designer at the age of 19: is it a vocation for you to become a jeweller? Absolutely, jewellery is my life! It is a vocation that I discovered very young! I remember when I was 7 on a trip to Greece with my mother, she took me to the archaeological museum of Athens …

Who is Olga Corsini?

She has worked for the most renowned jewellery Maisons… Designer Olga Corsini now launches her eponymous brand with a fiery new collection. Olga Corsini jewellery is like spice, gradually revealing its nature. The talented designer has worked for prestigious brands such as Bulgari or Chaumet for which she created unique and iconic pieces. The smart and dynamic Florentine was chosen  as a junior designer by Paolo Bulgari himself. In Italy still, she worked for fashion at Gucci under the direction of Frida Giannini and also at Salvatore Ferragamo before joining the Maison Chaumet in 2007 to create fabulous iconic creations. Based in Lausanne since 2011, this lover of gemstones and jewellery artcraft – mum as well as jeweller – creates unique and tailor-made pieces for individuals worldwide. She has recently launched a strong and spicy collection sweetly named  PIMPINELLA (in reference to the anise flower). “I wanted to mix my Italian roots with the sophistication and precision of Parisian jewellery “ A mother-of-pearl marquetry of unique Italian know-how adorned with a precious stone in its center, …

Clara Jasmine

Strong and fragile at the same time, Clara Jasmine  is a modern, attractive young woman, a « dual » lady who is revealed by her universe and her creations. A subtle mix of ancient and contemporary for unique and fashionable jewels. Selftaught artist, Clara gives a meaning to her creations and proves to be a guardian of French know-how. By engraving ancient lace on her jewellery, lace from France which she has found all across the country, she registers it, immortalizes it and gives it a second life on long lasting materials such as copper, bronze and silver, which she gently covers with 24-carat gold of different tones (pink, yellow…). Recently, she has strated adding a specific finish in aged silver and matte black. Clara Jasmine, with her singular and unmatched style appeals to all women: from the rocker to the romantic, each will find her favourite and her own symbol. She also creates silver jewellery for men, and  body jewellery for women, she isn’t afraid to take-up a challenge. Her wildest dream would be to have …

Noémie Briand

A talented Jewellery designer A cheeky, charming and talented jewellery designer who sculpts gold like a goddess. For example, this pair of earrings which I fell literally in love of. Unique pieces and know-how, Noémie Briand has gold and talent in her hands. A strong, independent and determined woman, her creations are infused with delicacy and poetry. Hard work, originality, know-how and an incredible gift for gouache, this artist begins her studies in fine arts before joining the School of Jewellery of Brussels, strongly influenced by the city of Antwerp and its diamonds. After working some time at the former « Bijouterie Royale » of Brussels and after that in different workshops, she studied Gemology to better understand the gems that nourish and inspire her. Based on these solid foundations, Noémie Briand moved to Paris in 2010 and founded her own creative studio. Her personal ambition: to let her imagination roam free, innovate, break with the traditional codes of commercial creations and give birth to unique pieces, tailored for a demanding clientele. Unfortunately I have not seen …

Anaïs Rheiner

In her chic and cosy boutique located in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood (6, rue Cardinale), I joined designer Anaïs Rheiner for tea, served with macarons, and jewels. Handmade jewelry with passion I discovered Anaïs Rheiner two years ago when her work was showcased, and particularly noticed, at « Révélations », the international fine craft and creation event held in Paris at the Grand Palais. She is part of the  Ateliers d’Art de France , and is also a Banque Populaire Foundation laureate in the category Arts & Crafts. Out of curiosity and attracted by her personality, I did not resist long before entering her workshop, where it is very difficult to resist… Her jewellery creations are like candies, we want to taste them all… And so much for being reasonable! One can only be charmed by the romantic and nature-inspired universe of the designer, whose know-how and love for gems comes from her African descent. A true artist open to the world, moving with the times, you can sense her passion, fougue, curiosity, smile and goodwill. Handmade jewelry with …

Amélie Viaene

This new section “Portrait of an Artist” aims to highlight unknown or little-known talents that are not in the system but deserve our attention, at least as much as the big names do. Whether an instant crush, an incredible talent, a creative genius of jewellery and high jewellery, the artist deserves recognition for these qualities. All these artisans, these artists who transform jewels into works of art, we must reveal ther talent, for the beauty of their work. I cannot keep it for myself and I must share the info. You know as well as I do that this blog lives thanks to you. Your daily support, your encouraging messages… I count on you to share and spread the word… Like, share and talk about these artists, I really appreciate your support, they need you to become known… Portrait of an artist” begins with Amélie Viaene, a beautiful person on both personal and artistic aspects. This artist works in her Parisian workshop since 2005, handcrafting exceptional jewels, unique and contemporary pieces filled with balance and …