Place Vendôme is a legendary address in the jewellery world, home to all the historic maisons, including Michel Ermelin, designer under the legendary house of Maison Verney. Little known except to true connoisseurs, Verney is considered to have invented the ‘joaillerie classique’ style that refers to the new classicism in French jewellery that is based on the harmony of colours and balance of forms; rich colours of the stones and severe lines of the jewellery — ‘sumptuous simplicity’.
Michel Ermelin, with his outstanding technical prowess, would be considered a jeweller’s jeweller if not for his intimate understanding of the needs of the modern jewellery buyer. Every piece is made with the idea that it would be more often worn and loved than hidden in a safe. It is this combination of technical feats of ingenuity, and wearable but creative design that makes Verney’s pieces extraordinary heirlooms for the future.