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Reza, was born in Soviet Moscow before his family moved to Paris just after the war.
Himself the son of a jeweller, he started his career as a diamond expert, supplying gems to jewelry brands such as Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels. After more than three decades of acquiring and selectively selling fine diamonds, he founded his eponymous jewelry house in 1981 on the Place Vendôme in Paris becoming “probably the top jeweller in the world for the rich, famous and royalty”, as described by The Mirror in 1997.
Personally, I was always fascinated by the big chunks of emerald that could be seen on the windows of his flagship at Place Vendome.
Homage to 35 years of sparkling creations :