This photo shows gold, exhibited in the mineral gallery of the Natural History Museum in Paris.

Gemstones

Since the 1990’s, the variety of stones used in jewelry has considerably increased.

Following the emergence of a new clientele from emerging countries, demand in the jewelry sector has increased. There was a need to produce always more jewels and stones, which have become always more difficult to find. Since then, some mines are even depleted. Thus, the jewelers began to take an interest in previously neglected materials. We witnessed the return of the opal in the years 2010, with the appearance of fine stones in the showcases of the famous jewelers.
The entry of fashion labels into jewelry has upset the sector, not just in its operation. The styles of these new players on the market, more varied, were staged by colored stones. Lately, brightly colored stones, such as spessartite garnet, chrysoberyl or paraiba tourmaline, discovered in 1989, for example, have enjoyed increasing interest.

I started working as a jewelry designer in 2000. Little by little, I was able to fill my address book with names of quality suppliers, each specialized in a subject or provenance. Today, I know how to find the stone you dream of, or make you dream of a stone you did not suspect.