meet a jewel

If you are observant, and more than a little lucky, every once in a while you get to meet a person whose skill and dedication empowers them to channel their life experience into art.

Introducing Yves Kamonier.

Yves comes from generations of jewelers. He has designed for Tiffany & Co. in New York and Chaumet in Paris (jeweler to Napoleon and Josephine). Armani designed a suit to complement Yves’ award-winning De Beers diamond handkerchief.

All of that name-dropping becomes meaningless when you meet the person. Yves’ art is an expression of his personality and the way he looks at the world. In each piece Yves creates, and in each story he tells, you can feel his ability to transform life’s adversity, our desire for meaning and beauty, and his own resilience and love of life into timeless objets d’art.

I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.