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This new creation
symbolizes the delightful moment,

of a child collecting
with his innocent hand a pebble,
which becomes a precious ring.

for the woman of his life, his mother.

I have created this collection with
a ring and seven different
interchangeable pebbles:

Black onyx, red jasper, brown tiger eye,
pink quartz, blue chalcedony, turquoise, and brushed pink gold.

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Each pebble is different,
selected in accordance with

the moment of the day,
the occasion,
the special moment to celebrate.

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I would love to show you
my latest creation

starting at 4 400€

Place Vendôme.

19, Place Vendôme
75001 Paris
+33 1 42 86 99 33


As we do every year, we organized this trip
in search of the most beautiful gemstones in
Asia.

A few of my fantastic finds:

a pink tourmaline
cushion cut, 17.79 carats

according to a Singhalese legend, tourmaline passed though a rainbow, which gave it an infinite variety of colors.

a green beryl
oval, 21.87 carats

I love this stone and its many virtues, the feelings of love and positive thoughts.

a spessartite garnet
cushion cut, 16.11 carats

in Antiquity and even the Middle Ages, it was commonly said that the cosmos was reflected in Nature’s gemstones. Today the garnet would be associated with Mars for its red-brown color.

A small portrait in a tuktuk
to replace my bicycle.

Local and fun
but not too many calories burned… Alas.

How could I not mention a visit to the private home of Jim Thompson that transported me back to the Bangkok of the 50’s.

For shopping aficionados, a 20-minute walk will take you to a lovely boutique where you can purchase the brand’s beautiful silks
that I adore.

Do you have a doubt?
Jim Thompson was an American businessman,
a former member of the secret service,
who settled in Thailand and recycled into the silk industry.
He creepily disappeared in 1967… and the mystery has never been solved.

A little closer than Asia,
the Jim Thompson boutique, located on the left Bank in Paris,
features the brand’s luxurious silks and other fabrics.

The address of Jim Thompson boutique in Bangkok:

1, Wang Mai,
Pathum Wan,
Bangkok 10330

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The address of Jim Thompson boutique in Paris:

2 rue de Furstenberg
75006 Paris

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Viva the adventure !

Let yourself be tempted
by the delights of
 Thaï street food.

On each street corner,
don’t be afraid to try some
tasty Thai style ginger beef.

If not, then I recommend the
Din Tai Fung restaurant
world renown for its delightful steamed dishes.

This is Taïwanese restaurant,
created by Yang Bingy and his wife Lai Penmei.

In the beginning, nothing predestined the couple to have such success.

In fact, in the 1960s, they founded a business specializing in cooking oil.

But 20 years later, tastes evolved and this type of activity disappeared.

To survive, they gradually move into selling steamed food.

Victim of their success, the couple started a restaurant featuring their lovely and delicious dishes.
Today, their restaurants have become a veritable institution in the domain of steamed delicacies.

Be reassured, for the curious, the gourmands or the wanderers,
a new Din Tai Fung restaurant, much closer than Asia, has now opened in Dubai in the
Mall of the Emirates.

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Adress in Hong Kong

Din Tai Fung
G/F, 68 Yee Wo Street,
Causeway Bay

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Adress in Dubai

Din Tai Fung
Mall of the Emirates – Level 2
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Hong Kong always booming
and in only six months…
another skyscraper.

With my long-time friend,
Guy Bedarida
former artistic director
for the jeweler John Hardy,
we stand before his extraordinary array of Thai temple masks.

A great admirer of Asian culture, each of these masks has been a source of inspiration for his collections… and undoubtedly also for mine.

Thirty masks, from Râmâyana,
“Râma’s Journey”
one of the fundamental texts of Hinduism and its mythology.

The Ramayana is a collection of poems, composed of seven books, relating the tumultuos life of the son of Vishnu, second God of the Hindu trinity along with Brahma and Shiva.

In the Ramanyana’s 24,000 verses,
the adventures of Rama are revealed.

What I especially appreciate is
the conquest of his future wife, Sïtä,
who would later be kidnapped by the ten-headed demon Ravana.

With the help of the general of the monkey army,
Rama rescues her from the city of Lanka,
the current island of Sri Lanka.

Following this difficult quest, Râma recovers his throne,
and governs his kingdom with great kindness..

Inspiration for all of us…


Everything begins with the inspiration.

As a child, I had the chance to discover, in my grandmother’s library, the quite extraordinary novel,

Treasure Island,

by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I remember that, while reading this book, the idea gradually came to me about creating a bracelet around a treasure. Later, this became a childhood dream.

This dream came to life the day

I found this fabulous tourmaline.

I discovered it in Brazil
in the city of Belo Horizonte,
located in the southern part of the country.

    After a long negotiation, I finally convinced the owner of the gem to sell me

this magnificent 55-carats green tourmaline,

which he had been jealously saving.

On the return flight home from South America,
I eagerly made the first sketch of the bracelet.

Later, in Paris, the process of understanding
how I would actually design this unique piece began.

I wanted it to truly be extraordinary.

I had to imagine the jewel
in all its tiniest details :
ANTICIPATE the movements of the wrist of the woman who would wear it,
DETERMINE the ideal weight,
ARRANGE each stone carefully,

and the most important :
conceal this wonderful treasure…

It was after more than two months of intense work with my teams, that I was able to see the design of my bracelet for the first time, the bracelet that I had so long dreamed of.

After this, one final step remained :

 each artisan had to contribute with his unique skill to making this design an actual piece of high jewelry.

What it took to create the piece
800 hours of labor in the workshop,
150 hours of stone-setting,
788 gemstones.

In my vision, this bracelet was containing
an extraordinary treasure.

To find it, I designed
a true treasure hunt.

The mysterious hiding place of this treasure is indicated by a map engraved on the inside of the bracelet…

To reveal it, our workshops had to innovate and develop

an authentic watchmaking mechanism,

which, when delicately activated reveals one of Brazil’s emblematic palm trees, and allows the treasure to appear.

I chose this secret as a tribute to the most beautiful treasure :

Love.

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I would be delighted to have you discover in more detail this extraordinary bracelet in our boutique on the
Place Vendôme


I am happy to share with you

My new earrings created
with real commutable feathers.

I designed this
incredible jewel
to captivate and delight the woman who wears it…

The idea is to create an

infinite number of possibilities

from just one pair of earrings.

This way,
there is a different pair
for

every desire,
every occasion,
every mood.

I would be happy to show you

this new Spring creation,

with prices starting at 8500€,

in our boutique on the Place Vendôme.