There are stories written in stone. For me we should say stones. Those that are fine or precious, are enough to transform a childhood dream into a destiny.
It is the story of a passion for gems, like second nature. I would make it my business. First and foremost a gemmologist, exploring the original formation of minerals, I became totally absorbed by the infinite shades of rough tourmalines, the depth of a saphire or the power of an amethyst.
Then, the time came for showcasing and great names: Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels…
Preferring emotion to perfection, I left the jewellers’ microcosm in 2015 and wrote another chapter. For it is quite simply their natural state, without any embellishment, that gems appealed to me.
Uncut, without perfectly aligned facets, without studied cuts. Let the material live, let it thrive in its most natural form to savour the shapes and colours. Isn’t that the definition of precious ? Today, I am shaping another strong point in my career, driving the precision of my craft up a notch. Inlaying stone in stone. Jewalls, was thus born, allowing amethyst set in its decorative surround to be a work of art in its own right.
The boundary between the art and the science of stones has never before been as permeable for our fantasy world.
But even more, it is witness to a form of continuum between the products of nature which are the minerals, the hold they have on Man because of their beauty and their rarity and the way they are worshipped by jewellers and jewellery designers.