CELINE D’AOUST IS A BELGIAN JEWELRY DESIGNER

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Since she was a child, Celine has always been fascinated by stones. She recalls playing with the precious jewellery of her grandmother’s (both precious and otherwise) inheriting a passion for their symbolic value. From her early age she has been instinctive about life & jewelry design, she prefers an inclusion or a cloudy bit than a perfect stone. From her mother she has acquired the knowledge of the energy-inducing properties of gems and stones.

Celine unveiled her signature collection in 2009 working with exceptional precious and semi precious stones. Since then she travels back and forth to Jaipur several times each year where she meticulously chooses each stone she will work with. Exceptional gems and authentic savoir-faire. Celine has a passion for the fascinating palette of colors of the tourmaline. The energy, the light and working with the finest artisans overwhelmes her.

It’s however in the setting of her studio in Brussels that the alchemy begins, where ideas become jewels, where poetry meets refinement.
It’s here that Celine’s attention to detail and the sparkle of the stones come together to such great effect.

Celine d’Aoust draws her inspiration from nature and the symbolic values of the stones. She focuses on playing with contrasts like rough and precious elements. All her jewellery are made by hand. Her creations are unique and delicate, Celine really exploits the look of the tourmaline stone, it is one of her signature. Celine develops in her fine jewellery collection a remarquable palette of tourmaline jewels.

A bit of story : colored tourmaline grow in an environment rich in liquids and some of those liquids are often captured as inclusions during the crystal growth.

The most typical inclusions resemble thread — like cavities that run parallel to the length of the crystal. Inclusions are much more visible in gems with light tone and low saturation. Celine d’Aoust consideres these inclusions as an essential element to the nature of the stone.
The imperfections are celebrated.

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE & TECHNIQUES

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Celine met some of the finest artisans in Jaipur who still work according to the traditional methods dating back from the maharajahs.
She has developed what she’d been looking for : delicate, high quality gems and savoir-faire.

COMBINATION OF UNIQUE GEMS & COLOR

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Celine d’Aoust develops in her fine jewellery collection a remarquable palette of tourmaline jewels. She also likes to work with different types of diamonds, rough, sliced, rosecut, polka and shades from light grey, grey, to black diamond.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOLD & STONES

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AQUAMARINE
It is an excellent stone to calm your nerves and like water to relax your body.

DIAMOND
Has the lone property to absorb all the bad energies.

EMERALD
Has the power to stimulate universal insight and open-mindedness. It is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. The emerald is a stone of great harmony, wisdom and love.

GEODE
Due to their crystalline nature, geodes are energy generators and can stimulate good working habits.

GOLD
Gold energy, wearing gold en everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck preserve health.

LABRADORITE
Wearing or carrying labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances intuitive abilities of clairvoyance and brings out the best out in people.

OPAL
It is considered as the “Queen of Gems”, the “Eve of the Gods”, a stone of hopes, positive actions and achievements.

SAPPHIRE
All sapphires, crystal or star, are gems of destiny. They can contribute to your mental clarity, your perception and your wisdom.

TANZANITE
Tanzanite is called a “stone of magic” that helps with spiritual awareness and psychic insight. It relieves stress and depression, and enhances composure, poise and harmony.

TOURMALINE
Tourmalines come in a huge variety of colors: green, pink, red, blue, brown or black. They have electric and magnetic properties greater than those of the family of quartz crystals. Pink or rose tourmaline, can stimulate love and friends. Green tourmaline has a strong healing capacity and a lovely vibration that stimulates happiness and joy of life. The soothing blue tourmaline color promotes a calming effect,
and offers relief from stress.

HOW TO CARE FOR A PIECE OF JEWELLERY

we have brought together a delicately honed craft and a curious, sensitive mind to create this piece of jewelry for you.
when tourmaline meets gold or polki diamonds are mounted side by side, we are always seeking that special sparkle.

for this reason jewelry should be handed with care at all times. it is important to note that direct exposure to perfume, hairspray, body cream, chlorine, detergent and harsh elements over a period of time will damage your jewelry.

Remove jewelry when sleeping, doing household tasks, spots and cleaning.
Special care with polki diamonds and opals do not immerse them in water.