Designed & Handcrafted

by Jean Dousset

“I have designed these collections by merging the memories and influences of the artistry I love with my imagination. Timelessness and quality are of the essence.

Creating unique and different jewelry is the sum of the nuances that reveal themselves as the eye wanders from every perspective. Luxury is always in the details.”

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The
Signature
Stone®

Exclusively at Jean Dousset

Personalize your engagement ring with a thoughtful detail that only you know and see. The Signature Stone® will add yet another meaningful sentiment to your ring.

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Our Craftsmanship

We are passionate about the quality of our jewelry. Our craftsmanship is meticulous and follows the century old traditions of jewelry making.

Our Design Approach

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Luxury is in the details

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Our Diamond Selection

Beyond the 4Cs®

We sort diamonds for you by Principles

Analytical
& Financial

Prices vary widely between stones with identical 4Cs. We identify the best Color, Clarity and Carat weight combination to optimize your budget and find diamonds that make “dollars and sense”.

Impartial
Sourcing

We do not own the diamonds we recommend to our clients, we find them. We only propose the stones we really believe in and would buy for ourselves. We search far and wide, from any ethical source.

Uncompromised
Grading

We exclusively propose diamonds certified by the GIA, the only grading authority for the diamond trade worldwide. Other laboratories over-grade stones, giving you a false sense of quality and value.

& Recommend the best 3 stones based on Beauty

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Beyond the 4Cs®

Most jewelers focus solely on the 4Cs, simply because it is the basic knowledge most consumers gather and understand. 4Cs are universal diamond trade guidelines that were developed to grade and judge a diamond’s rarity and therefore its price… it does not speak to a stone’s beauty nor its desirability! While several diamonds will have identical 4Cs as listed on their GIA certificates and an identical price, when viewed side-by-side they will be incomparable in terms of beauty, also known as the “Make”. One diamond will always be more desirable than the others… that‘s the stone we are looking for.

Beyond the Color and Clarity consideration, the “Make” is the appreciation of the overall diamond’s proportions, facets, luster and scintillation anyone can see. It is essentially the beauty the stone projects and what makes the diamond remarkable and unique, Beyond the 4Cs®.

Diamond cutting is and has always been done by hand and thus remains a true art form. Identifying the best “Make” is a matter of taste, photographic memory and experience… not analytically by its Color, Clarity or measurements.

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Diamonds are rare, the beautiful ones are unique

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The “Make” of a
diamond is everything

“Make” is a term used to describe the overall appearance of a diamond based on a combined observation of its shape, cut, proportion, polish, symmetry and light reflecting properties. Selecting the finest “Make” and most desirable diamond is a matter of taste, experience and perseverance.

Our Philosophy

We empower our clients.
We offer you transparent, reliable, and comparable information to do your due diligence. The perfect engagement ring does not already exist in a display. It should be custom made
with you, for you.

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Value with Values

Our vision is to make otherwise aspirational jewelry a reality.
A brand that rises to the sentiment and delivers the value of the world it lives in.

Diamonds

We have never bought a diamond based solely on its certificate. Neither should you. Diamonds are either cut for profit or for beauty. Either to reach the most profitable weight or yielding the most remarkable stone. Diamonds are too often mainly sold based on their 4Cs, leaving you unable to separate the average from the best cut gems. While we keep our diamond prices competitive with the reality of the market, we will add the convenience and value of sorting and visually identifying the most desirable stones.

Craftmanship

The setting makes the ring. Everyone notices the design and details which sets your ring apart from all others, as well as the compliments you receive. The quality of our diamonds makes the jewelry white and bright. Our Halos are like none other, “prong-less” and seamless. Our jewelers are the best at their craft and the setters focus on precision. Each is assembled one step at a time and finely polished like a mirror. One of kind, every time. Turning an object into a sentiment.

Appraisal

Transparency is the best policy. The indisputable proof of a purchase’s value is validated by an unbiased appraisal. Each of our rings is reviewed and evaluated by a graduate gemologist and independent appraiser, formerly evaluating jewels for Sotheby’s; Giving you a reliable and legally binding replacement value for your jewelry. Beyond the assurance of the integrity of your diamond and hallmarked setting, it will comfort you with the current and lasting value of your purchase. Reassurance and insurance.

We believe in Relationships

A jewelry brand is built on reputation.
Our clients will often tell you about their experience
before they mention their ring.

Jean Dousset

The Heritage of Louis Cartier

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Jean Dousset [j-aw-n doo-say] was born into the famed house of Cartier in Paris, France in 1971. The great-great grandson of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier, Dousset inherited the same impeccable taste for fine gems, craftsmanship and artistry.

Dousset began his jewelry career in 1992 at the global epicenter of high jewelry: Place Vendôme in Paris. It was here that he earned a prestigious position with Chaumet, the official jeweler of the Emperor Napoleon.

For many, jewelry
making is a profession,
for Jean Dousset
it is an identity

In 1996, Dousset next pursued an apprenticeship with the renowned French jewelry designer Boucheron. He worked directly for and was mentored by Alain Boucheron, the last family descendant to direct the jewelry house.

In 1999, Dousset made a pivotal move in his career and joined the revered jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels as the International Director of High Jewelry Exhibitions.

In 2001 he was promoted to direct and resurrect Van Cleef & Arpels’ prestigious Beverly Hills outpost on Rodeo Drive. Dousset maximized his experience with Van Cleef & Arpels to hone in on his detail-orientated craftsmanship and unique design aesthetic.

Inspired to write the next chapter in his family’s legacy, Dousset debuted his “Atelier” Jean Dousset Diamonds as homage to a period when the word “luxury” meant quality, dedication and service.

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