“…Gems are chosen for their natural beauty – none are processed or heated. Its collections include the essential jade, green, lavender, gray, white… sapphires, emeralds and a multitude of spinels, its beloved stone, whose diamond is only there to sublimate the beauty..”
The cool colours like the blue of the sapphire symbolise precision and analysis for him, the bright red of the ruby evokes passion, the green activity, the diamond omniscience… In each piece of jewellery, the stone takes on an intimate meaning. Cabochons mix with old-fashioned rose cuts and barely polished stones, left in their original shape. From his travels, François Garaude brought back a vision of the universe that resembles a discovery of the planet. He never ceases to structure the metal and the masses, to orient, explode, deconstruct in order to rebuild, invent new volumes, interpreting in a thousand ways the sphere on which we live. Domes, circles, balls oriented according to the four cardinal points, flexible and simple jewels.