Marie Hélène de Taillac, the jewel of Saint Germain des Pres
If her jewellery sparkles invitingly in the windows of her shops in Paris, New York and Tokyo, it is in Jaipur in the north of India, a land of maharajas and gem cutters, that the treasures of Marie Hélène de Taillac first see the light of day.
Briolettes, tourmalines, chalcedony... since she launched her first collection in 1996, the designer has revolutionised the traditional jewellery world by allowing women to wear luxurious creations in a minimalist spirit.
Marie Hélène de Taillac’s passion for colour manifests itself in multihued combinations never seen before and the revival of long-neglected gem cuts. At Saint Germain des Près, in a beautiful early 19th century mansion decorated by Tom Dixon, mirrors like kaleidoscopes reflect the daylight, the amazing colours of the gems, and the splinters of gold. An inimitable style that has become synonymous with the Left Bank, offering emblematic pieces boasting a typically Parisian chic.
Marie Hélène de Taillac,
8 Rue de Tournon, Paris 6th.
At less than 20 minutes by walk from the hotel Monge.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00.
Photo: Marie Hélène de Taillac - Paris