For the first time, jewellery designer Christophe Lemaître hosted his art jewellery exhibition in Hong Kong recently. Lemaitre’s imagination is eternally limitless, just like walking in the Palais Royal Gardens to discovered every piece of jewelry is unique. Each exclusive piece is distinguished by its special characteristics and is hand finished with the finest workmanship. Lemaître is an artist jeweller working for the most prestigious fine jewellery brands in Paris and creating custom-made pieces for high-end customers. He worked in John Galiano's team, as designer, for the launch of Dior Couture's first high jewellery collection, and then worked for Boucheron, Van Cleef and Arpels and Fred ateliers. When he was working for Fred, he took part in the creation process of the tiara of Jordan’s Princess Rania.
With a wealth of experience behind him, Christophe Lemaître started his own business in 2009, by establishing his own atelier. He started creating original designs using the most precious and rare diamonds, pearls, gemstones, gold and silver, for private clients. He is also specialized in trading rare diamonds and gemstones; he has good connections among dealers over the world to obtain the best selling prices and offer his clientele the most cost-efficient and quality products.
Mr Lemaître also provides customer service for Place Vendôme’s jewellery brands and is the official atelier for Bulgari. The most sophisticated pieces of Bulgari fine jewellery are submitted regularly to his expertise for the French market. In 2012, during the “Biennale des Antiquaires”, one of Paris’ most prestigious shows of fine arts and jewellery, he was in charge of restoring Hollywood’s legend Liz Taylor’s Bulgari emerald necklace.
Lemaître’s passion for the arts, has brought him to excel also in sculpture. He created the NRJ Music Awards Trophée, rewarding the greatest music artists in the world, such as Michael Jackson, Madonna or Tina Turner, since 1999. He also created the Bourgeon Trophée, for the French Open tennis tournament of Roland Garros.
His expertise is requested by the industry either for his sense of aesthetics, or his professionalism in fine jewellery. Today, with 25 years’ experience in fine jewellery, Christophe Lemaitre cannot be overlooked among the players of the prestigious Place Vendôme. By the end of 2012, having built a very important private clientele overseas (China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukrainia, the United States, Japan), Christophe Lemaître decided to open a new company in Hong Kong, the new vibrant center for the precious jewellery business.