Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire do not necessarily work by collections because their models evolve continuously. A jewel is successful if the balance is good, so do not try to do it differently. Maison Tournaire carries out all the stages of creation and manufacture in its own workshops from the first sketch to its setting in the jewel case.
The harmony of a jewel is the work of several years, it is a constant questioning of his reflection. Sometimes, during the design, I make several sketches representing several organizations. I sometimes prefer a drawing to another, but it is when I have the piece in my hands that I can really realize which arrangement is the best. For this reason I can not imagine drawing a jewel and not following the manufacturing steps, as this allows me to see if the result works or not.
That is why when I am asked how long it takes to make a jewel, it is very hard for me to answer. This depends on whether one takes into account the time of creation, which is a work of any moment, in its nights, dreams or even its travels ... It is a process difficult to quantify temporarily. I would say now that this is the job of a lifetime...
Our collections do not follow trends, it is not because it is the fashion of the green that we will make rings with green stones. Our collections are created according to our life, our encounters, our travels, which are our most beautiful sources of inspiration.