CELINE D’AOUST IS A BELGIAN JEWELRY DESIGNER
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.