Immersed in an environment conducive to creativity very early on, Marie de Chirée has always designed jewellery and collected stones. With an Egyptologist mother and an art collector father, she quickly differentiated herself through her choice, she would make the art of jewellery her profession.
Her perfectionist nature led to her first of all choosing to study each step of its creation. She graduated from the Haute École de Joaillerie (promotion 2003/2007) and then, driven by her love for precious stones, she obtained her expert gemologist diploma at the Institut National de Gemmologie.
Her career, between the design offices of Haute Joaillerie place Vendôme and the prestigious auction houses, led her to create her own gemstone trading company.
In 2017 the Ateliers de Minuit were born.
Passionate about colour and Italian fine jewellery, Marie designs and creates unique pieces infused with boldness and elegance.
A childhood surrounded by adventurers travelling the world in search of the most beautiful gemstones allowed Grégory Mazet to learn and naturally develop his critical sense and eye for the quality of stones. From his elder relatives, he inherited the knowledge which he now enriches with his own personal taste in order to create.
After a long career as a trader, he specialised in design and became a fine jewellery designer. The experience showed him the importance of respecting the links between the body and jewellery and it was with great passion that he studied artistic anatomy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts [National School of Fine Arts] in Paris. His designs allowed him to highlight the jewellery on a woman’s body by enhancing the link between the curve of the gold and a female’s curves.
His experience as a manager opened the doors of a foreign haute couture house for him. He took over the management of their Parisian headquarters and his haute couture shows organised at the Palais de Tokyo and Beaux-Arts were praised by his peers.
With their 18 years of experience, this association of two designers establishes their competence and legitimacy in the world of jewellery. The relationships they have managed to build with the best gemstone dealers around the world means that they can offer their clients exceptional gemstones.
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