Featured Designer: UMANE PARIS
ABOUT UMANE PARIS
Statement-making, yet incredibly wearable, Umane Paris jewelry is fitting at any point of a fashion-forward woman’s life. The daughter and granddaughter of renowned Parisian jewelers, Founder Yaco (Valérie Brun) childhood was steeped in the mysteries of creating fine jewelry. Maé Jund brings her experience as export communications manager for Cartier, and quality management training from her years with a communications agency. Yaco, and Maé Jund are the masterminds behind the Umane Paris jewelry-making enterprise.
Yako and Maé are the masterminds behind the Umane Paris jewelry-making enterprise. Together they challenge codes and create a dialogue between opposites.
Our mission is to provide discreet, exclusive access to the collections of Independent Fine Jewelry Designers from France without a brand presence or distribution channel within the United States. Each remarkable designer chosen is selected for his or her original designs, craftsmanship, quality, and control of production within their individual workshops.
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Gerard Riveron: The Jeweler's Jeweler
Often called a “jeweler’s jeweler,” Gerard Riveron has more than four decades of experience with Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and as a private jeweler. Mr. Riveron began his career as a protégé of the legendary Jacques Arpels at the original Van Cleef & Arpels salon in Paris. He has served as President of Cartier Privé, and as a private jeweler in Paris, Monte Carlo, Geneva, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Marbella, Saint Moritz and the Middle East.
Gerard is accomplished at identifying, acquiring and marketing highly distinguished Fine Jewelry from around the world. His passion for Fine Jewelry, talent for discovering and developing designers; along with his career-spanning relationships with private jewelry clients and Maisons, make Mr. Riveron uniquely qualified to curate and cultivate this remarkable collection.