OH LÀ LÀ! Les Georgettes was born in France 6 years ago. Since 2015, we’re so proud to show off our “Living Heritage” label (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) awarded to us by the state here! Our brand Les Georgettes is also incredibly proud to be officially certified "Guaranteed French Origin". From our design studio in Paris, to our manufacturing workshops in Ardèche, our different teams in France work meticulously to create – and perfect – Les Georgettes creations. Since we don’t like waste, we strive to use in the best possible way every last corner of material entrusted to us, and we recycle our raw metals. And to make sure our creations are truly unique, we file patents to protect them

ūü§ď #SayOuiToMadeInFrance

OH LÀ LÀ! Les Georgettes was born in France 6 years ago. Since 2015, we’re so proud to show off our “Living Heritage” label (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) awarded to us by the state here! Our brand Les Georgettes is also incredibly proud to be officially certified "Guaranteed French Origin". From our design studio in Paris, to our manufacturing workshops in Ardèche, our different teams in France work meticulously to create – and perfect – Les Georgettes creations. Since we don’t like waste, we strive to use in the best possible way every last corner of material entrusted to us, and we recycle our raw metals. And to make sure our creations are truly unique, we file patents to protect them

ūü§ď #SayOuiToMadeInFrance

CHAPTER 1 – MORE THAN A CENTURY
OF JEWELRY CRAFTING EXPERTISE

In the heart of the so-called “jewelry valley” (vallée du bijou), our passionate craftsmen employ their exceptional skills to make every creation filled with pride. We place great importance on ensuring the continuation of this traditional craft, with skills that are passed down from one generation to the next. By combining traditional jewelry craft with the efficiency of modern and innovative production techniques, we have perfectly mastered the different steps in our manufacturing process.

CHAPTER 1
MORE THAN A CENTURY

OF JEWELRY CRAFTING EXPERTISE


In the heart of the so-called “jewelry valley” (vallée du bijou), our passionate craftsmen employ their exceptional skills to make every creation filled with pride. We place great importance on ensuring the continuation of this traditional craft, with skills that are passed down from one generation to the next. By combining traditional jewelry craft with the efficiency of modern and innovative production techniques, we have perfectly mastered the different steps in our manufacturing process.

SKETCHING

Our creations are designed in our Paris design studio, just a stone's throw away from the city's beautiful opera house.

MODELING

Sketches are then modeled in 3D, to set each piece’s technical specifications.

CRAFTING

Our craftsmen with the golden touch create your jewelry pieces by rolling and shaping metals and welding them with ball bearings.

POLISHING

Next, we get our jewelry pieces perfectly smooth and shiny by polishing them in barrels filled with ceramic beads

PRECIOUS METAL PLATING

The final step in creating these beautiful treasures is of course plating them in precious metals. So, how does it work? Pieces are delicately dipped in plating baths containing a liquid solution of precious metal: 16 carat gold or 925 sterling silver, depending on your chosen finish.

CHAPTER 2 – COMBINING JEWELLERY 
WITH THE VERY FINEST LEATHER


The leathers of our jewellery Les Georgettes - from the best tanneries in Europe - are made in our workshops in Ardèche.

CHAPTER 2
COMBINING JEWELLERY 

WITH THE VERY FINEST LEATHER


The leathers of our jewellery Les Georgettes - from the best tanneries in Europe - are made in our workshops in Ardèche.

FINE LEATHER

We select high-quality, from skilled European tanneries.

COLOR DUOS

Leathers are polished then heat-sealed together to create our famous reversible colored inserts.

CUTTING

They’re then cut and pressed into the different shapes and sizes of our jewelry pieces.

DYEING

The final step in creating our reversible leather inserts: the newly-cut pieces are dyed with a spray gun.

CHAPTER 3 – FROM A SINGLE STONE
TO LES PRÉCIEUSES COLLECTION


Historically, Thailand has been recognized for their exceptional expertise in stone-setting. This is why we create our jewellery set with zirconium oxide stones in our own Thai workshops. Maison Altesse’s Thailand workshops were first established in 1990 and bear the name SMV, an acronym of Saint-Martin-de-Valamas, the village where our Ardèche workshops are based. Pieces are created through a process of lost-wax casting, a technique which is also used in creating fine jewelry pieces. This traditional process counts 32 different steps! Here are the main ones:

CHAPTER 3
FROM A SINGLE STONE

TO LES PRÉCIEUSES COLLECTION


Historically, Thailand has been recognized for their exceptional expertise in stone-setting. This is why we create our jewellery set with zirconium oxide stones in our own Thai workshops. Maison Altesse’s Thailand workshops were first established in 1990 and bear the name SMV, an acronym of Saint-Martin-de-Valamas, the village where our Ardèche workshops are based. Pieces are created through a process of lost-wax casting, a technique which is also used in creating fine jewelry pieces. This traditional process counts 32 different steps! Here are the main ones:

WAX MOLDING

A wax mold is created from a 3D prototype created by our Parisian design team.

 

STONE-SETTING BY HAND

Wax molds are then set by hand with cubic zirconia, using a technique called “micro-setting”.

CAST TREE

Once set with stones, jewelry molds are welded with wax to a cast tree.

WAX TURNS TO METAL

Each cast tree is placed inside a cylinder that is held in place with a plaster refractory paste. Molten metal is then poured onto the cast tree: the wax instantly melts and flows out of the funnel hole at the end of the cylinder.

THE FINISHING TOUCH

The metal then sets to take the wax’s place. These jewelry pieces set with stones are then detached from their tree and polished by hand.