Jean Michel Schlumberger

French, 1907 - 1987
Jean Michel Schlumberger (1907-1987) was a French jewelry designer who became renowned for his exquisite designs for the renowned jewelry house, Tiffany & Co. He was born in Guebwiller, France, into a family of textile industrialists. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and worked for various jewelry houses before joining Tiffany & Co. in 1956.
At Tiffany, Schlumberger's innovative designs quickly gained popularity among the elite, including prominent figures like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Duchess of Windsor. His signature designs often featured colorful, whimsical motifs inspired by nature, such as seashells, birds, and flowers, and were often crafted using unconventional materials, such as enamel, copper, and coral.
Schlumberger's designs were widely recognized and admired for their bold, playful style and technical mastery. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including the French Legion of Honor and the Diamond International Award. He remained with Tiffany & Co. until his retirement in 1979 and died in Paris in 1987. Today, his designs remain highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs of fine jewelry.
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