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Van Cleef & Arpels

In 1906, Alfred Van Cleef and two of his brothers-in-law, Charles and Julien Arpels, opened their first boutiques in Place Vendôme. Their immediate success pushes the partners of the company to develop in different seaside resorts in France as well as abroad. In 1939, New York was their first American address, before they settled in five other cities in the United States.

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René Boivin

René Boivin was born in Paris in February 1864. Excellent cartoonist and engraver, he began his career in jewelery very early. In the 1890s, he bought several workshops and eventually settled down St. Anastasius Street. In 1893 he moved to rue de Turbigo and married Jeanne Poiret, the sister of the famous couturier and first jeweler of the 20th century.

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Boucheron

Frédéric Boucheron opened his first shop at the Palais Royal in 1858 and quickly acquired a great reputation as an expert in precious stones, master in the art of technique and the creation of magnificent jewels. In 1893, he was the first jeweler to settle in Place Vendome, where the house is still present today.

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Bulgari

Sotirio Bulgari, founder of Bulgari, was born in 1857 in Greece, in a family of goldsmiths. In 1884, he settled in Rome where he opened his first shop Via Sistina, then moved in 1905 for Via Condotti. After the death of Sotirio in 1932, his sons Giorgio and Costantino took over the family business.

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Marina B.

Marina Bulgari began her illustrious career with the company founded by her grandfather Sotirio Bulgari, where she created several of their enduring best-sellers.

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Cartier

The Cartier house was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. It is to his three grandsons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques that we must attribute the expansion of the house throughout the world. Louis, head of the Paris branch, moved to rue de la Paix in 1899.

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Chaumet

The Chaumet house was founded in 1780 by Marie-Etienne Nitot who became, with his son, François Regnault Nitot, the official jeweler of Napoleon under the Consulate and the Empire. Among their many creations are the Consular Sword, the Papal Tiara of Pius VII and the great ornaments ordered by…

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