CLAIRE DÉVÉ-RAKOFF started designing jewellery when she was five years old, making bracelets out of shells. She has been busy with her hands ever since, launching her own jewellery and fashion accessory design company when she was just 21. After graduating from the Fine Arts School of Montpellier, she started collaborating with renowned designers and fine jewellery companies until 2012, when she was appointed as Chaumet’s creative director.
DESIGN SIGNATURE INSPIRED BY NATURE and her frequent travels, Dévé-rakoff developed her first line for Chaumet in 2013, a collection of timepieces, called Attrape-moi… Si Tu M’aimes, featuring butterflies, dragonflies and plants. This was followed by a 24-piece high jewellery collection dedicated to the hortensia flower. Dévé-rakoff says she loves to design rings because of the three-dimensional details that they require.
LATEST COLLECTION THIS YEAR, Dévé-rakoff presents Lumières d’eau, a collection portraying different forms of water. The jewellery sets are inspired by icebergs, monsoons in Asia and sunsets at the beach. One of the highlights of the collection is a necklace with a 16-carat Paraiba tourmaline.
RING AROUND Hortensia ring in white gold with diamonds, sapphires and lapis lazuli; Parure 1 sapphire ring from the Lumières d’eau collection