“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway
Over the past 20+ years, Paris has transformed my life. Once a beautiful city to visit, I now call the City of Lights my home. As a child visiting the Ritz Place Vendôme, I had never imagined that I would eventually establish my own Maison just a few steps from the most beautiful “Place” in Paris.
Ritz Place Vendome
It was five years ago this week that I left Valenza, Italy—where I had been working with high jewelry artisans—to study at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels in the incredible Hôtel d’Évreux at 19, Place Vendôme.
As I enriched my knowledge of French high jewelry and craftsmanship, I rediscovered a passion for design and found my home. I moved to Paris immediately and over the course of 5 years, I established the architecturally inspired Maison DAVIDOR.
To celebrate the arches of Place Vendôme and Palladio’s Italian Villas, I designed L'Arc de DAVIDOR. Crafted in 18-karat gold, L'Arc de DAVIDOR is a classic design, hand carved from virgin metal, and meticulously painted by skilled artisans using the ancient tradition of lacquer. Often embellished with diamond, the L'Arc de DAVIDOR collection dazzles the eye with a brilliance that rivals the view of the grand Colonne Vendôme and the beautiful precision of Palladio’s villas.
I invite you to continue reading DAVIDOR Daily where I will be sharing my Parisian inspirations, must dos, and favorite places to visit in the City of Lights.
Davidor Gusky, CEO & Creative Director