Jean Dousset opened a diamond showroom at 8471 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The space presents his diamond engagement rings and jewelry collections and features original portraits of Dousset’s great-great grandfather, Louis Cartier.
”I wanted to make his aura felt discreetly. His heritage and accomplishments are purely an inspiration for me. It is certainly not an entitlement to jewelry design recognition,” Dousset said.
Dousset launched his independent jewelry career in 2005, after working for some of the most illustrious jewelry brands such as Chaumet, Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels. In the past few years, the designer has secured diamond suppliers whom he defines as uncompromising and focused on the very best cut diamonds.
”The result has to exceed the customer’s expectations,” said Dousset, who recognized how much diamond selection goes “Beyond the 4C’s ™” that he recently trademarked that phrase.
Dousset’s engagement rings are hand crafted and custom made. ”I simply do not think you can ever have the perfect ring in stock. There are too many variables to consider,” he said. ”I work with my customers on a budget they are comfortable with, finding the stone that strikes the best balance between quality, beauty and value. Quality does not have to be expensive. It is a matter of integrity, taste and experience.”