And your designs are quite playful, right? And it breaks traditions.
Yes indeed, and it is very playful.
I am really in love with the heart shaped ring. How did you find the inspiration for that?
It is a very classic idea, the signet pinky ring, and we wanted to take that tradition and do something new. It is something you would maybe see your grandmother wear, so we wanted to update it. We worked on it for a long time, and it took a long time to find the perfect form. When we did it was nouvelle. To me, it was about taking something classic and traditional and making it a new classic. I wanted to play with diamonds and with colour to make it more fun. So, I take stones like malachite, onyx and coral. And the heart shape is about the feminine, and about a love story. It is about the woman.
You love vintage jewellery, right?
I absolutely love it. I love the search for vintage jewellery. My biggest inspiration is flea markets and old books of jewellery. It is not about one decade, and I find a lot of inspiration across times. It could be Victorian or the thirties. I take something from the past, pick out a part of it, and then I make a lot of the details different and update it to my vision.
There’s no specific time period that is more interesting to you?
No, I can find inspiration in almost anything. It can be the 70s, 80s, art deco, it can be the way the light reflects in a piece, it can be a mirror, its frame, it can even be a flower. Anything, basically.
One last thing, I wanted to talk about was the fact that you design for all women, all ages? That’s important to you?
It is incredibly important. In everything that we do. When I make images for the brand, I always choose women who are unconventional. I will find a beautiful woman, who might not be the youngest, but she is just so beautiful. She is so true. It is important to me to create an image that is different and includes difference too. I don’t want to portray just one type of woman. What I love about an older woman is that she will often have this certain elegance, and she will have marks on her hands. They are marks of a life lived, and a symbol of the life that she has led. To me, something that we might perceive as perfect can be very flat, and I don’t want flat. I love something that shows signs of life, signs of experience.