Gates of Paris is a unique collection of handcrafted jewelry by designer David Maurer, based on classic French and European designs. We travel the byways of Europe, visiting old jewelry manufacturers and seeking out molds and findings that haven't been used for over a century. Most of our pieces come from original molds made in France and England between 1830 and 1910. We re-cast them by hand in antiqued silver, antiqued rose gold vermeil, 14k and 18k yellow gold & rose gold. We artfully combine these findings with a variety of semi-precious stones and pearls for earrings, necklaces and bracelets that are classic, yet very up-to-date. You'll find animals, cherubs, crosses, shields, fleur de lis, escutcheons, cartouches, grotesques and more... Styles include Victorian, Edwardian, Empire, Classical Revival, Steampunk.
This past spring, while scouting in Paris, we uncovered a magnificent trove of 19th century molds and findings hidden away in a remote corner of an ancient warehouse. These repousée pieces are amazingly detailed, reflecting the highest standard of French craftsmanship. You just can't get this quality in the U.S. Most of these items have not seen the light of day for at least 80 to 100 years! We have selected the best pieces for casting in silver and various golds. Each is polished and custom finished, and then embellished with unique combinations of top-quality semi-precious gems. The result is a hybrid modern/classical jewelry that exudes timeless French chic and panache.
All jewelry is completely original to our collection and cannot be found elsewhere!This is our BEST collection ever and we are rolling full steam ahead! Check back often for the latest in silver + rose, white & yellow 14k & 18k gold-- PLUS, soon to offer chocolate and green gold.
NOTE: If you don't see the specific combination of finish, stone, or chain with any of our castings, please ask. We offer all our designs in 14k or 18k gold (yellow, white or rose) as well as sterling silver, and we carry a wide selection of stones and pearls, many of unusual shape, size and color.
Please note, we have no control over possible customs duties or fees from the buyer's government. Also, customs can delay delivery of international orders. These potential customs delays and the actual number of transit days are outside Gates of Paris control.