JOURNEY TO THE PINK CITY
23 April, 2021
Ever since she was a child, Céline has always had a passion for crystals and their energetic powers. She trained as a goldsmith while developing her vision of creating jewels that carry the history and symbols of the universe such as totems, evoking the sacred aspects of the world.
The history of the brand takes life thousands of kilometers from Brussels, in Jaipur, where the magic began.
Indian culture gives meaning and life to stones and crystals – minded from the ocre coloured soil, irremediably bearing the earth memory.
Jaipur resonates for many connoisseurs as the Pink City where gemstones are the finest. Get in direct contact with artisans and the matter in order to bring out the raw beauty of a gem.
Céline’s love for stones and Crystal Healing – taught to her by her mother – is what drives her to puts each stone in the center of her creations, to reveal their refined and delicate properties. Nevertheless in constant search of inspiration, Céline thirsts for new horizons. She wishes to find the stones with energetic powers that her mother always spoke of. Therefore, Céline embarked on a journey to the land of the Maharajas, to Jaipur, where it seems the gemstones are the most beautiful.
” MY MOTHER WAS PASSIONATE OF LITHTHERAPY, OR AS IT’S MORE COMMONLY KNOW, CRYSTAL HEALING.
IN INDIA, THE SACRED ASPECT OF THESE STONES IS EVER PRESENT : THE CARRY THE MEMORIES OF THE EARTH. “
As soon as she arrived, Céline was deeply touched by India’s unique vibrations. She draws her inspiration in the abundant markets, the rich smell of spices, and the bright colours at the corner of every street.
But it is at the heart of the workshops that her creative energy is the strongest. The stones are presented by lots, with thousands of colours and shapes to choose from. She knows that it’s surrounded by these exceptional stones that her creations will come to life.
Céline selects every individual stone with care and attention to reveal their uniqueness. Tourmalines and Grey Diamonds are among Céline’s favorite stones ; she likes to highlight their beauty through their unique imperfections.
She loves them irregular, sometimes raw, giving each of them the opportunity to reveal their subtle facets that catch and reflect light.
In Jaipur, there is an unmistakable air of spirituality, where the multiple divinities call to the sacred and where nature is celebrated every day.
This city, studded of spiritual figures and codes, find their symbolism in Céline’s jewellery : the Third Eye, the Hand of Mudra, and even the Merkabah Star. Whether it be through their shapes or materials, these jewels become true protectors and carriers of new energy.
Céline advocates respect for artisanal work and the quality of raw materials. Thus all the fine gemstones are 100% ethically sourced and the diamonds natural, conflict-free, Kimberley certified. In the continuity of her creative process, it is naturally that Céline calls on the artisanal know-how of Indian jewelers. This has been passed down from generation to generation to create high quality 14k gold jewellery.
” THIS KNOW-HOW ENDURES THERE, GIVING THE STONES A SOUL AND A HISTORY.
IT IS A CHOSEN LAND FOR STONE LOVERS…”
From inception to stone setting, Céline works side by side with her trusted Indian craftsmen, using their ancestral craftsmanship to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail. It’s through the magic of her travels and at the heart of Jaipur that Céline offers us through here pieces the result of a passionate work, filled with carefully researched colours and controlled finesse, in a word: the essence of this city, where everything started.