Since she was a child, Céline d'Aoust has always been fascinated by stones. She recalls playing with the precious jewellery of her grandmother's (both precious and otherwise) inheriting a passion for
their symbolic value. From her early age she has been instinctive about life and jewellery design, she prefers an inclusion or a cloudy bit than a perfect stone. From her mother she has acquired the
knowledge of the energy-inducing properties of gems and stones.
Céline unveiled her signature collection in 2009 working with exceptional precious and semi precious stones. Since then she travels back and forth to Jaipur several times each year where she
meticulously chooses each stone she will work with. Exceptional gems and authentic savoir-faire. Céline has a passion for the fascinating palette of colors of the tourmaline. The energy, the light
and working with the finest artisans overwhelmes her.
It is however in the setting of her studio in Brussels that the alchemy begins, where ideas become jewels, where poetry meets refinement. It is here that Céline's attention to detail and the sparkle
of the stones come together to such great effect.
Céline d'Aoust draws her inspiration from nature and the symbolic values of the stones. She focuses on playing with contrasts like rough and precious elements. All her jewellery are made by hand. Her
creations are unique and delicate, Céline really exploits the look of the tourmaline stone, it is one of her signature. Céline develops in her fine jewellery collection a remarquable palette of
A bit of story: colored tourmaline grow in an environment rich in liquids and some of those liquids are often captured as inclusions during the crystal growth.
The most typical inclusions resemble thread - like cavities that run parallel to the length of the crystal. Inclusions are much more visible in gems with light tone and low saturation. Céline d'Aoust
consideres these inclusions as an essential element to the nature of the stone. The imperfections are celebrated!