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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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.
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
Unexpected and intricate details makes jewelry look and feel “unique and different”. Each of our creations has original design elements for all to see and others for your eyes only, making your jewelry all the more personal.
Exclusively from Jean Dousset Diamonds
Each of our halos is custom designed and crafted for the diamond they will surround to create a harmonious flow of brilliance. They follow seamlessly the contour of the stone along its girdle only to reveal the crown from above, and the entire depth of the stone below. Our “prong-less” setting is not only unique but unlike any other halo.
Exclusively from Jean Dousset Diamonds
Our jewelry is designed and handcrafted from a three-dimensional perspective, based on the precise contours of each center stone we set. We describe our one-of-a-kind engagement ring designs as “see-through,” revealing the facets and brilliance of the diamond from every angle the ring can be admired.
The diamond center stone should always be the focus of an engagement ring, and the metal should only play a supporting role. We exclusively use rare colorless “melee” (accent stones) for our settings.
Luxury is in the details
Our Diamond Selection
Beyond the 4Cs®
We sort diamonds for you by Principles
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”.
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.
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
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.
Diamonds are rare, the beautiful ones are unique
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eliza and Darin
"I AM THE HAPPIEST WOMAN ALIVE!!! Darin proposed Saturday morning…. He woke me up at 3am kneeling by the bed in a full suit and the ring box illuminated the room hitting each facet of the diamond and filled the room with hundreds of magical little prisms it was unreal, there are no words. Once I figured out what happening in my sleepy state of twilight I tackled him. And now, this magical piece of precious brilliance adorns my left finger like in a frickin’ fairy tale princess. I am overwhelmed with it’s beauty, it’s even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. It’s absolutely breath taking. I LOVE ..."
Lauren and Casey
"We couldn’t be more thrilled with our experience with Jean Dousset and his team! From the moment we walked into Jean’s office we were confident that he would design the perfect ring. We discussed what we wanted and Jean was very focused on our vision, and worked within our budget. We never hesitated to call Jean if we had any questions. He was always available to help, and the ring was completed for our fairytale proposal. The process of looking for the perfect ring can be quite stressful, which we now realize is not how it should be, and with Jean there was never a hesitation or doubt. It is ..."
Morgan and Robert
"Morgan and Robert My fiancé and I had a spectacular experience working with Jean and his team. From our first meeting to receiving the beautifully packaged ring, we truly felt that we were in expert and professional hands. Jean’s fine touch on his designs is what initially drew us to him, and was complemented by his attention to detail, listening to our desires, and creating a gorgeous final product. I receive compliments on my ring all the time, and am constantly told by friends and family that know me well that it “truly suits me”. We feel we received a fantastic product and customer service experience at Jean Dousset."
Ronni and Kristen
– New Zealand
"Thank you so much from New Zealand! When I look down at my hand, I have a feeling of happiness I have never ever felt before. This is honestly the happiness time in our lives and I couldn’t be more overjoyed with the ring my now fiancé Ronni and Jean designed for me! It is honestly beyond my wildest dreams, plus they did it all the way from New Zealand by email! Right away Ronni was impressed with how personal and attentive Jean and his team were. He felt confident that he was in good hands even from such a distance. They kept him up to speed with every stage ..."
Ava and John
"I just wanted to say THANK YOU for making me the most beautiful engagement ring in the world, just like you said! You have all exceeded our expectations. We definitely chose the right jeweler. You and your team are truly AMAZING! I will be sure to send our engagement pictures once we take them so that you can post pictures or have them to show future clients. I will miss the weekly emails back and forth and will definitely be recommending you to anyone interested in purchasing jewelry. You all have made this whole experience so much better for us! I can thank you all enough! We are extremely satisfied ..."
Zory and Chris
– Washington, D.C.
"Jean was amazing. I searched up and down the East coast, taking a trip to Manhattan with no success. With time running out, I was referred to Jean. After speaking with him on the phone, I booked a ticket to LA the following weekend. Personable and professional, Jean offered me several diamond options and ring configurations. Unlike other jewelers who attempt to coax customers into buying a specific diamond, Jean was objective, allowed me to view several diamonds without identifying the differences. This offered me the opportunity to choose the one I deemed more aesthetically pleasing, without delving into the minutia of comparable diamonds. Once the diamond was chosen, Jean ..."
Clayton and Haley
"Jean Dousset worked inside our budget and desires to help me create the perfect ring for my best friend in the entire world. I told Jean we had a Hawaii trip planned and he worked extra hard to finish the ring beforehand. Haley and I hiked to the top of a mountain in Hawaii called Stairway to Heaven. As the sun was rising, I got down on one knee and opened the leather ring box revealing her dream ring. An onlooker captured the moment that changed our lives forever. The ring is incredibly perfect for her, then Jean named it the ‘Haley’! Jean Dousset will be our jeweler for the ..."
Paul and Miho
"Working with Jean to design our perfect engagement ring was an exciting and wonderful experience from start to finish. Jean assembled a spectacular selection of diamonds embodying his “beyond the 4 C’s” approach which we were able to browse through at our leisure in his LA showroom. Jean made us feel incredibly welcome and guided us through the the whole process with the utmost patience, care and warm professionalism. Needless to say, the cushion cut stone and Riviera ring design we finally chose look absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be more happy with the result. Our trip to LA to choose our engagement ring will always be a truly special ..."
The Heritage of Louis Cartier
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.