The creative story of QITTERI began with a desire to discover the beauty and incredible colour palettes of the gems used in fine jewellery, often little known to the general public. It was also a desire to invent new and original architectural designs that would showcase the light of these stones, bring them to life together and enhance them in the simplest way possible.
To put this into practice, QITTERI approached Michel TORTEL, an architect, designer and lighting specialist with a passion for engineering and solid jewellery expertise.
His original experience enabled him to respond to this creative challenge, off the beaten track, like an alchemist of light.
It took seven years of research, testing and technical fine-tuning to develop the collections and their unique universe.
They open up new aesthetic territories, combining shapes and original combinations of rare gems in terms of both colour and brilliance.
Humans have always been fascinated by gems and precious stones. Many civilisations attribute special properties to them, vibrations tuning into the harmonies of mind and body.
The oldest body ornaments were made over 150,000 years ago. We are all holders of a part of this collective memory. Designing this collection was also a working through time, through human history and one of its oldest known forms of artistic expression.
We invite you to travel to the heart of this eternal fascination - to contemplate, hour by hour, the mesmerising spectacle offered by these jewels of the mineral world, the result of gigantic pressures and heat, shaped by billions of years of the convulsions of our earth.