About Marie-Hélène De Taillac
All that glitters is not gold. It may be sapphires, spinels or tourmalines. When she unveiled her signature collection in 1996, Marie-Hélène de Taillac stirred a revolution in the stuffy world of fine jewelry. Up until that time, most women found it difficult to wear “real” gems. Being fashionable and wearing jewelry were simply incompatible.
A passion for colors combined with a fascination with jewels and traveling prompted de Taillac to invent a style that would showcase the stones themselves, once and for all. It was an instant success. Her first clients were Barneys in New York, Browns in London and Colette in Paris.
After starting her career in fashion and working in London for 14 years with designers including Dinny Hall, Victor Edelstein and Philip Treacy, de Taillac decided to return to her first love: gemstones and color.