Meet the Designer
Jean Dousset [j-aw-n doo-say] was born into the famed house of Cartier in Paris, France in 1971. The great-great grandson of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier, Dousset inherited the same impeccable taste for fine gems, craftsmanship and artistry.
Dousset began his jewelry career in 1992 at the global epicenter of high jewelry: Place Vendôme in Paris. It was here that he earned a prestigious position with Chaumet, the official jeweler of the Emperor Napoleon.
In 1996, Dousset next pursued an apprenticeship with the renowned French jewelry designer Boucheron. He worked directly for and was mentored by Alain Boucheron, the last family descendant to direct the jewelry house.
In 1999, Dousset made a pivotal move in his career and joined the revered jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels as the International Director of High Jewelry Exhibitions.
In 2001 he was promoted to direct and resurrect Van Cleef & Arpels’ prestigious Beverly Hills outpost on Rodeo Drive. Dousset maximized his experience with Van Cleef & Arpels to hone in on his detail-orientated craftsmanship and unique design aesthetic.
Inspired to write the next chapter in his family’s legacy, Dousset debuted his “Atelier” Jean Dousset Diamonds as homage to a period when the word “luxury” meant quality, dedication and service.