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About Delphine

 

French-born, DELPHINE LEYMARIE designs 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 timeless, romantic yet edgy, 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. She 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.

Delphine uses recycled fine metals whenever possible, primarily 18k gold & oxidized silver, working to source her gems ethically and satisfy a craving for a kind of luxury that is respectful of the magnificent resources of our planet. She believes that mindful luxury is possible, and aims to create sparkly sculptures that can adorn your body and 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 more than a decade. In search of a new creative outlet, she fell in love with jewelry making 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.

Last December, 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.