I was born in the United States in 1965 and grew up in one country after another following the missions of my German diplomat father and French mother. Because of this globetrotting childhood, I was able to discover the diversity in the world that would later influence my entire artistic career. I have always had a fascination for creativity in all its forms and, combined with my passion for precious gemstones, this led me to my life’s work.
After my engineering studies at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, I opened my first showrooms in 1989, at 23 rue Royale to sell fashion costume jewelry that I designed. Six years later, I moved the office to 4 Place Vendôme, and little by little discontinued making costume jewelry. By 1992, I was devoting all my time to making fine jewelry. The creation of the “Ecume de Diamants” tiara for the marriage of SAS Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlène Whittstock in 2010 was a major moment in my career, made even more so because I was chosen from an anonymous competition in which some of the most prominent brands in fine jewelry were competing. In 2013, I opened my boutique at 19 Place Vendôme, next to the Ritz.
I love architecture, combined with poetry. The geometric forms and pure lines offer my creations a resolutely contemporary dimension. But even beyond this obvious modernity, I want to give them a soul and authenticity. Each jewel carries a message and has a hidden meaning. I don’t follow the classic codes of fine jewelry but prefer to set my creations apart by innovation, passion, and creativity.
I also enjoy being the head of company, and the person who transmits his savoir-faire and his passions to his team.