Wedding rings were originated in Ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. The first exchanged rings were made of braided hemp or reeds. Later, people used more sturdy materials such as leather, ivory, and bone. Back then, the more expensive the material used, the deeper the love is interpreted.
Throughout the course of the years, people have considered wedding rings as an essential part of love and marriage. Because of this, more and more people are spending a lot of time, effort and money on purchasing wedding rings for their big day. And if you happen to be a fan of French wedding rings, we’ve listed some of the best French wedding ring designers below.
Louis-Francois Cartier founded his luxury jewelry company named Cartier in 1847. His jewelry shop attracted royalties and high-profile clientele. In fact, one of Cartier’s creations, the Blue Hope Diamond, was worn by American socialite and mining heiress, Evalyn Walsh McLean. The shop was also known for Trinity, its creation of a three-band ring and bracelet with three gold colors.
Charles Arpels and Messieurs Alfred Van Cleef
Jewelry company, Van Cleef & Arpels opened in 1896. The shop was famous for its gem-setting technique called the Mystery Setting. Its rare stones that are enhanced with designs are what made the shop popular during its early times.
One of the famous works of Van Cleef & Arpels is the engagement ring that John F. Kennedy gave to Jacqueline Bouvier. The ring is designed with a 2.88-carat diamond and a 2.84-carat emerald.
M. Rocher and Jean-Baptiste Noury
In 1827, jeweler M. Rocher collaborated with Jean-Baptiste Noury and founded Mauboussin, one of the top-tier jewel companies at that time. The company picked Suzy Parker, the first ever supermodel, to model its jewelry. Some of Mauboussin’s most iconic jewelry pieces are the Grand Prix and Chance of Love ring.
Marie-Etienne Nitot founded Chaumet, and it became one of the most famous jewelry companies during its time. In fact, in 1780, Napoleon designated the shop to be his jewelry provider.
Later, new generation Chaumet designers Jules Fossin and Jean-Baptiste brought the idea of “naturalism” to the picture. This created new ideas of using brightly colored stones to imitate the color of nature.
Victoire de Castellane
This French designer is the youngest on this list. Castellane is the creative director of famous jewelry company, Dior Joaillerie. Castellane brought fun and energy to the world of Dior, and anyone can see this in all her jewelry designs. Most of Castellane’s creations are inspired by bright colors, and she plans most of her designs by taking inspiration from fun stuff like tiny toys and even snow globes!
With a wide range of options in the market, it’s not easy to pick a wedding ring designer and trust one as he designs your wedding ring for your big day. Regardless of the kind of ring that you choose, though – whether it’s French, Italian, or anything else – make sure that it’s the one that you want to wear during the most awaited time of your life.