• Fred

    Fred
    On the occasion of the great retrospective exhibition "Fred, jeweler-creator since 1936" held in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo, I decided to tell you a little about this great house of the Place Vendôme. Born in 1908 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to parents who fled Alsace after the French defeat in 1870, Fred Samuel grew up in a family of merchants. In 1924,...
  • Heated or unheated gemstones?

    Heated or unheated gemstones?
    Heated or unheated gemstones? Some of you will ask yourself this question when buying a precious or fine gemstone.
  • Georges Lenfant : The unknown genius of French jewelry mesh

    Georges Lenfant : The unknown genius of French jewelry mesh
    Georges Lenfant is a workshop of creators, goldsmiths and jewelers (father and son) who marked with his know-how the French jewelry of the 20th century. They have worked for Cartier, Hermès, Mellerio, Fred, Tiffany & Co and many others in Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix.   Anchor chain bracelet in 18K gold by Georges Lenfant workshop for Hermès   Georges Lenfant completed...
  • Discover enamel and its techniques

    Discover enamel and its techniques
    From a sparkling scale to a fairy’s wings or a vine leaf, enamel and its techniques have captivated the Art Nouveau movement and continue to seduce us. Many lovers of antique or art jewelry are familiar with enamel, but few know exactly this material and its specific techniques.   What is enamel?   Enamel is a melting material, which can be composed of various...
  • René Lalique: Master Glassmaker and Genius of Jewelry

    René Lalique: Master Glassmaker and Genius of Jewelry
    The name “Lalique” can evoke many things: the brilliance of jewelry, the beauty of the transparency of glass and crystal. Before being a brand, this name was the one of a brilliant artist, René Jules Lalique, who put his name on jewelry. René Jules Lalique was born on April 6, 1860 in Aÿ in Champagne, in the Marne. Originally a master glassmaker, he revolutionized...
  • The Beryl Family: Emerald, Aqua marina, Morganite…

    The Beryl Family: Emerald, Aqua marina, Morganite…
    The Beryl Family: Emerald, Aqua marina, Morganite…
  • Chanel Jewelry

    Chanel Jewelry
    Chanel jewelry From 1932 to today: Chanel Joaillerie remains faithful to the spirit of Coco
  • Feldspars : These mystical stones

    Feldspars : These mystical stones
    Feldspars : These mystical stones From magic to predictions of the future, discover these bewitching gems
  • The Pompadour, Marquise or Daisy ring, what is the right term?

    The Pompadour, Marquise or Daisy ring, what is the right term?
    The Pompadour, Marquise or Daisy ring, what is the right term? Often used and confused, these terms do not all refer to the same ring.
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