Already an accomplished gem-setter by the tender age of sixteen, Claude Thibaudeau grew up surrounded by the beautiful regalia of his great grandfather’s jewelry designs.
Lucky enough to be born into an industry family, Thibaudeau had an early start – he began charting his own course, designing his own original pieces for the first time as a young adult and rocking the industry to its core in the process. He washed up onto American shores in the nineties and has been an indispensable staple in collections such as our own ever since.
Claude Thibaudeau’s Unique Style
The Claude Thibaudeau brand is undeniably marked for the value it holds in the world of fine jewelry – Claude himself regards gold and platinum as the ultimate tools to work with, a sentiment unquestionably echoed in his work. A trailblazer through and through, his eye for design is second to none, with designs that are not only incredibly striking in terms of appearance but also deeply moving in meaning as well.
The classic example of this would have to be that of The Inseparables, a series of interlocking wedding bands signifying the unification of two individuals in holy matrimony. All of them featuring one ring in gold and a second in platinum, The Inseparables series is one of the most beloved in our catalog and an absolute bestseller in its category.
His Black Hevea concept is a series of arresting wedding bands for both men and women. Characterized by one or more striking ribbons adorning the outer surface instead of a stone, they exude an air of refined opulence that transcends that of traditionally-designed wedding bands of the past.
Our Favorite Claude Thibaudeau Pieces
Clearly, some of Claude’s work is more widely-known than others; we take pride in bringing to light some of his less famous pieces and exposing their gorgeous glory to the public at large.
While it would be difficult to say that any of his designs are without their fanbase, one collection in particular that our team agrees doesn’t get enough love across the board is his One of a Kind series.
Basically, it’s a collection of rings that are unlike anything else we sell, and we sell a lot; featuring everything from tension-set stones to larger-than-life pearls to extravagant opal entwined in ropes of heavenly gold tendrils, these rings will bring to your wardrobe a look that will not be found elsewhere. It’s the perfect place to look if you’re sick of the same old tired designs season after season.
Another stand-out we recommend heavily, though already more than a bit popular in its own regard, is that of his Pure Perfectionline of engagement rings – a series that we carry in our storefront proudly. Our favorites have to be the ones with bars of solid platinum and diamond piercing the two tiers of the bands like a lavish dagger around the center stone; again, his creations are exciting because he does things like nobody else in the game. They are innovations in the truest sense of the word.
The fact of the matter is, you would be hard-pressed to find bigger fans of Claude and his work, especially in our neck of the woods.
As always, our team is ready to help you find exactly what you’re looking for; as purveyors of fine jewelry ourselves, we would never recommend a name brand we wouldn’t personally be delighted to wear on our necks, wrists, and fingers.