Atelier Leseine is proud to support Sharing in the Rough, a documentary that follows the lives of the individuals that uncover and share in the transformation of a gem from the time it is mined by East African miners, to the faceter who expertly cuts each stone and brings out its beauty, and finally to the jewelry designer whose skills and talents create works of art that will one day become a lasting heirloom.
This exciting documentary into the world of colored gemstones is the first of its kind, as never before has a film documented this process from start to finish. The story will be conveyed in both an educational and informational way, documenting the unique story of each person’s special contribution to the final product that is a piece of beautiful jewelry.
Production for this much anticipated project began this January when the team touched down on Nairobi to begin production in Tanzania and Kenya.
We are so very excited about this film, as we feel it can help bring awareness to the mining process, and all the crucial steps that come after a gem is brought from the earth in the making of a faceted gemstone and finished piece of jewelry. It is our hope that this film will help enhance the lives of the miners and educate the world about the people that work so hard to bring these incredible gifts of beauty to us.
Please visit the documentary’s website at www.sharingtherough.com and follow their exciting journey via their social media. We will also be commenting about the project on our blog, and social media as well at www.atelierleseine.com
Jewelry to Adorn you!
Atelier Leseine is happy to offer to its customers a new site and three new collections. Adding to our couture line, Perle Captive, comes now three Tahitian carved black pearls collections; Moana Chic, Moana Mode and Moana Trend.
Nestled deep within the balmy turquoise lagoons of French Polynesia grows the lustrous Tahitian black pearl in its natural setting. This precious marine jewel has come to symbolize the purity of its origin and captivates with each unique color and form.
Every carefully hand-selected pearl is given a master's touch by the skillful Tahitian artisans who hand-carve their traditional Polynesian motifs to convey a culture rich with powerful images.
Cast your gaze upon the mysterious Bora Bora, the mesmerizing Marquesas Islands, and the softly beckoning Tuamotus . . .
These exotic isles of mythical proportion lend their character to each pearl, rendering the magnetic collections even more distinctive. These treasured jewels are as unique as the wearer -- you are truly the sole owner of these original pearls.
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Atelier Leseine showed its couture collection "Perle Captive" and three new Tahitian carved black pearls collections during an evening held at retailer Shreve&Co in San Francisco. The event was organized by the WJA. It was great to be able to meet people from the industry and share the passion for design.
Photo courtesy of Robyn Hawk- Social Content Curator, Serial Blogger, Website Copywriter
Atelier is featured in: i-Fashion Magazine September 2013 issue-Page 32-33.
Such a nice treat. Hope you'll enjoy viewing the magazine.
Atelier Leseine got press during the Hong Kong fair in JNA. Being mentioned along such names as Mikimoto, Galatea to name a few...what a honor!! I wish to take this time to thank all my supporters. Mr Anthony DeMarco it was a pleasure to talk with you! We cannot wait to bring more creativity into this world. Nathalie Leseine.
13 countries, hundreds of designs submitted in the International Pearl Design Competition held by the Culture Pearl Association of America and Nathalie Leseine from Atelier Leseine earned a commendation for her first design created! The "Perle Captive Earrings" were submitted. I'm happy and thank Geoffrey Good too for his excellent work!