Since 1895, each and every little secret of the custom-made high jewellery has been passed down from father to son within the family de Grace. In the fifties, following Pope Pie XII's directives, our ancestor created beautiful lace-like letterboxes made of gold and silver for the Vatican.
Under the influence of his father, Jacques de Grace decided to study gemology at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Santa Monica, CA.
Over time, he discovered the precise and subtle Art of Jewellery. Thus began a true love story between him and the diamond...
In 1972, Jacques de Grace started to work on the diamond-cutting. To improve his skills, he learned each step of the making of a jewel, from polishing to setting. Then he traveled around the world in search of the most beautiful stones for the major jewellers established Place Vendôme. He thus embarked on high-end jewellery, creating unique pieces for prestigious customers.
At the beginning of the eighties, Jacques de Grace opened his own Parisian workshop with a team of skilled setters, jewellers and polishers. It became a centre for the transmission of an ancestral and secretful know-how. He founded the Maison de Grace in 1985.
OF A BRAND
In the nineties, de Grace creations entered the Persian Gulf market. Jacques de Grace signed important pieces for the Sultanate of Brunei, notably a collection of refined items subtly playing with the codes of eroticism. Later on, the Prince Al-Thani of Qatar entrusted him with the creation of a model, made of gold and lapis lazuli, symbolizing the grandeur of the Emirate. The Prince offered this precious model to the UNO, on the occasion of its Millennium.
In 1994, the Maison settled near the Champs-Elysées to give a new pulse and integrated the best makes of Swiss watches : Audemars Piguet, Concord, Breitling, Corum …
Like his father, Jacques de Grace passed on his passion to his son Gregory, who now embodies the future of the Maison de Grace. In 2012, the Maison opened a new showroom in the famous rue de la Paix, not far from its workshop located rue Lafayette. There, customers are welcome upon prior appointment.