CELINE D’AOUST
IS A BELGIAN JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Picture by Caroline Scheyven

Since she was a child, Céline 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 and jewellery 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.

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

Céline 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, Céline really exploits the look of the tourmaline stone, it is one of her signature. Céline 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. Céline d’Aoust consideres these inclusions as an essential element to the nature of the stone. The imperfections are celebrated

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES

photo Catherine Rombouts

Céline 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 AND COLOR

photo Catherine Rombouts

Céline 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

photo Catherine Rombouts

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

Jewellery should be handled 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 jewellery.

Remove jewellery when sleeping, doing household tasks, sports and cleaning.

Special care with Polki diamonds and Opals do not immerse them in water.