Valérie and Maé are the masterminds behind the Umane Paris jewelry-making enterprise. Together they challenge codes and create a dialogue between opposites.
Valérie’s childhood was steeped in the mysteries of creating fine jewelry. The daughter and grand-daughter of renowned Parisian jewelers, she spent her formative years observing the creation of fabulous pieces of jewelry, evening bags and timepieces destined for the top jewelry houses of Place Vendôme. In 1990, Valérie set up her own workshop.
Maé Jund came into the organization in 2000, bringing experience as export communications manager for Cartier and quality management training from her years with a communications agency.
As seen on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style "Statement-making, yet incredibly wearable, Valérie Umane Paris jewelry is fitting at any point of a fashion-forward woman’s life. Perhaps a glistening cocktail ring to offset a modern wedding gown; an intricate brooch for the mother of the bride; brightly-colored stones to wear during a tropical vacation; or a dazzling pair of earrings for an anniversary dinner. A dose of Umane Paris is all it takes to add a stylish, contemporary twist to any ensemble" 2018
2017 Interview of Valérie Brun in Boston for HAUTE LIVING
Collaboration. in 2016 Valérie, Maé and Gerard Riveron met in Paris and agreed that the US market needed to be approached and Gerard Riveron started to represent UMANE PARIS, exclusively.
Together, Maé’s knowledge and management savoir faire and Valérie’s creative instincts, became the impetus behind the high-end jewelry design and production business known today as Umane Paris. The company produces some of the most beautiful, unique jewelry creations in today’s fashion.
See the Umane Paris Collection.