Pate de Verre Collection
Founded in 1890, the House of Gripoix is one of the oldest if not the oldest in the trade. The artisans of Gripoix were among the first to master the techniques of glass enamelling, the sheening of fake pearls and various other techniques of the art of parure so essential to the world of haute couture. Gripoix’s treasured petites mains, the artisans who toil tirelessly in cramped workshops to create the exquisite details that transform a beautiful garment into a sumptuous showpiece worthy of haute couture, have over the years turned out extraordinary pieces for Lanvin, Paul Poiret, Worth, Givenchy, Yves Saint-Laurent and many more. In particular, the House of Gripoix is credited with developing the pearl sheening that perfectly imitates cultured pearls and for which the House of Chanel has become famous. Coco Chanel was renowned for her exacting standards. One of the few makers of costume jewelry whom she entrusted with the task of producing pieces for her collections was the House of Gripoix.
Isabelle K Jewelry is now working with former Artisans of the Gripoix Atelier. Even though their pieces are not signed “Gripoix” the Artisans produce exquisite museum quality pieces which can be found only in the most exclusive jewelry boutiques.