Bracelet NO. 52
FROM THEEMOTION COLLECTION
SO VERY FRENCH, SO ELEGANT,
BUT MOSTLY VERY STURDY, THE MECHANICAL CATCH AND THE MESH FROM STAUB WILL KEEP THIS EYE CATCHER ON YOUR WRIST.
STUNNING SAPPHIRE, IOLITE, BLUE TOPAZ AND TSAVORITE GARNET
NO DIAMONDS NEEDED HERE.
YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU CALLED
ABOUT THIS 18k WHITE GOLD MARVEL.
LIST 3600.00 BUT YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE TO SELL QUALITY AND
VALUE. So give me a call or email me for details
Isabelle Langlois – Born to Beauty
One glance at Isabelle Langlois’ stunning collections and you know there is a master designer at work. The intricacy and balance of each perfectly crafted piece evokes a sense elegance and desire. And it’s no wonder. She comes from a heritage of supreme craftsmanship and beauty.
By Diana S. Zimmerman
In 1929, Isabelle’s grandfather, René Grospiron, left his village in the Jura Mountains of France and opened a lapidary company in Paris. Known for its superior craftsmanship, the Jura Mountain region has been home to some of the finest stonecutters since the 17th century. As watchmaking in Geneva grew, so did the need for cut stones. During the harsh Jura winters, farmers spent long hours on their lapidary bench. The number of cutters grew from 700 in 1760 to over 8,000 in 1920. It is this culture of fine craftsmanship that Isabelle’s grandfather embraced.
Excellence continued to flow through her family as Isabelle’s father, Daniel Piat, an internationally renowned gemmologist, joined the business in 1961, giving it a strong push forward. Travelling throughout the major mining areas of the time—Columbia, Brazil, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia—he searched for the finest raw gems for the company’s cutting facilities.
With ever-expanding demand, Isabelle’s older brother, Eric, opened a facility in Thailand to source and cut gems, thereby ensuring only the finest quality. Her younger brother, Emmanuel, joined the Parisian family business that provides the Place Vendôme’s most-renowned brands with their rarest gems.
As a child, Isabelle also showed a passion and genius for selecting exquisite gems, having been introduced to stonecutting by her grandfather, and gemmology by her father. Drawing jewels had been Isabelle’s passion since she first played with the contents of her mother’s jewel box and marvelled at Empress Farah Diba’s crown for which her father provided gems. Later, it was her aunt, Catherine Vassort—whose company Isabelle joined after completing her business studies and one of the most prestigious Haute Joaillerie workshops of the time—who introduced Isabelle to creating jewellery. There, her innate sense of colour blossomed.
In 1993, Isabelle started her own company and collections. The reaction was immediate and so was the demand—first in Europe, then across the globe. As her brand grew, so did her need for ever more beautiful precious gems and expert manufacturing and quality control. By this time, Eric had assembled a high-performing workshop under French management in Bangkok. There, her captivating designs are brought to life.
In 2010, Isabelle discovered a small Parisian courtyard at 12 rue de la Paix—just opposite Cartier’s main shop. It was the perfect address to showcase her creations, and where today she often personally welcomes her customers. Isabelle was born to beauty, but it’s her remarkable talent that allows each of us to experience the colour and magnificence she brings to every jewel.
Let us make you the matching ring.
This is a statement jewel. In soft 18K
yellow gold with the back filled with a yellow gold plate for comfort and shine.
Style No.R1440 Lemon Quartz cut in cabochon style reflects light brilliantly.
Surrounded by colored gems suchs
as peridot, tsavorite garnet, green quartz and diamond. This is a garden of color.
Very French, Runway, Lunch at the Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo, Walk the Promenade des Anglais in the evening, LaCroisette in Cannes to shop.
Wear it to the International Festival of Games and win at Backgammon.
Mysterious, infamous, magnificent, cursed, exciting,
the most famous diamond ever.
As legend goes it was plucked from the eye of an idol
in India in the 17th Century by a thief that was later murdered for it.
Held by Tavernier until sold to the King of France, Louis the XV for an enormous amount of gold. Passed to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette, we all know that outcome. To King George IV, who lost it to pay off tremendous debt. To Henry Phillip Hope, it's namesake
who had no heirs. Passed to his eldest nephew
Henry Thomas Hope who sold it pay off gambling debts.
Then to Evalyn Walsh McClean by way of Cartier who had
now fashioned it into the incredible necklace it is today.
She never took it off and the curse continued, with the death of her eldest son, in a car accident, her daughter committed suicide at 25, and her dear husband declared insane. Sold in 1949 to Harry Winston, again to pay off debt, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it is now displayed. I personally photographed it and it appeared as a flash of light, from every angle I shot. I do believe it has magical power.
Isabelle'sOrangeFire Opal Pendant
An utter Galaxy of Color, this statement pendant displays the balance of gems with
Orange Fire Opal, Golden Citrine, GreenChrysoprase, Pink Tourmaline and Green Tsavorite Garnet.
Set in precious 18K solid yellow gold
diamonds cross over and complete the design.
Extra large bale for your special chain.
The first piece I touched in her booth.
I knew I had rediscovered Isabelle in Tucson.
Just over two inches, this is a jewel to be worn or hidden away. Timeless, just like the Galaxies
Discover your color here. From her Galaxy Collection.
STUDIES GREEN, PINK & LAVENDER
In 18K yellow gold, this pendant explodes with color and creativity.
Large space on bail show with Italian triple 18K white gold cable chain.
The pendant itself just under two inches.