French New Yorker DELPHINE LEYMARIE designs and handcrafts her luxe and modern eponymous fine jewelry line in NYC.
Drawing inspiration from the blissful beaches of her childhood in the South of France and the invigorating energy of the modern urban architecture surrounding her for the last 2 decades, she creates jewels that are timelessly romantic, organically geometric and playfully convertible.
Her collection is centered around the many uses of her Boheme Clickers, her versatile modular charm holders that can be used in many combinations, making her jewels as unique as the wearer.
Delphine favors empowering and protective symbols paired with carefully selected gems to create uplifting & colorful jewelry. She dreams up her pieces as powerful talismans and modern heirlooms to be cherished for generations.
In her studio Delphine uses recycled fine metals, primarily 18k recycled gold. She recently got licensed for Fairmined gold, and she will offer that responsibly mined precious metal option for all her custom work, and in a soon-to-be-released capsule collection for holidays 2023. She is always working to source her gems responsibly and aim to help satisfy a craving for a kind of luxury that is respectful of the magnificent resources of our planet and its inhabitants.
Delphine believes that mindful luxury is possible, and creates sparkly sculptures that aim to both adorn your body and help elevate your soul.
An avid and classically trained dancer, she also has a natural affinity with numbers that first led her to Business School. She originally moved to NYC to pursue an MBA in Corporate finance, a field where she had a successful career for over a decade. In search of a new creative outlet, she fell in love with the art of jewelry after taking classes at the 92nd street Y in Manhattan.
She first trained in metalsmithing, enameling, and chain making, but really found her medium once she started learning wax carving, as it better suited her love of volumes and sculptural shapes. She has not stopped hand-sculpting jewelry since, and happily left behind the drab world of corporate finance for the sparkly one of jewelry when she started her fine jewelry line in the summer of 2011.
In December 2018, she teamed up with likeminded New York City fine jewelry designers Dana Bronfman and Meaghan Hennelly of Goldhenn Jewelry to open Atelier Alchemy, their fine jewelry retail store on the mezzanine of SoHo home design and jewelry store Michele Varian.
The store is now closed, but stay tuned for new sparkly adventures!
To celebrate over a decade of Delphine Leymarie Fine Jewelry, a Fairmined gold capsule collection is in the works to mark and reaffirm Delphine’s commitment to responsible jewelry crafting.