Patrice Fabre

Patrice Fabre

Patrice FabreAs a young student in the seventies, Patrice Fabre travelled from France to India and Katmandu where he grew a long abiding interest in gemstones. There, he spent three months with a community of jewellers learning from them the magic of forging and tempering metal. On his return, a Parisian jeweller fell in love with his work and started ordering new pieces from him, in gold and silver, while giving him the opportunity to learn how to set, solder and mix different metals. The young jeweller learnt to melt gold in a crucible and to solder it using a flux, and then the execution of the jewel became a passion.
In 1981, he set up his company, Patrice Fabre, and established himself in a studio/workshop in rue de Malte, Paris.
During the 1980s, the idea to make a jewel as you would build a reinforced concrete structure, flowing cement around a metal frame, came to him during a seminar held by the De Beers Company to set new trends. A few months later, he had set up a collection of cufflinks and bracelets using this technique and the collection was immediately successful.
Patrice Fabre won his first International Diamond Awards in 1990 with a diamond and yellow gold cuff that took its inspiration from the newly renovated ceiling in the Louvre. The design for his second International Diamond Award, in 1996, used his signature grid in a spiral pattern creating a fun, light and slender white gold bangle set with over 900 small diamonds.
He also won The Tahitian Pearl Trophy in 2002 with a multi-strand pearl choker supporting thick zips set with coloured diamonds and sapphires.
A great traveller, his passion for gemstones has taken him to many far flung places in his quest for the gems that ‘speak’ to him, such as green, pink and red tourmalines from South America and Africa or coloured and star sapphires from Sri Lanka.

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879 - 27000 €

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879 - 27000 €

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879 - 27000 €