He travels the world on the hunt for the rarest and finest specimens. Exceptional tones, atypical shapes, extraordinary weights… he selects unique gems directly from the mines and brings them back to the creative studio in Paris. This allows the stone hunters and jewelers Jacques and Charles Mazet to offer you some 30 families of gemstones on a permanent basis, a selection that is virtually one-of-a-kind in France.
These fine jewelry treasures fall into three categories. The four precious stones are well known: diamond, emerald, sapphire, and ruby. Their weight is appraised in carats (1 carat = 0.20 g). Fine stones, previously known as “semi-precious stones,” group together other translucent colored stones. Decorative, ornamental stones or hardstones are also colored, but their appearance is almost always opaque.