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01 March 2021

The French watch and jewelry market in 2020

Francéclat publishes a study on the watch and jewelry market: it shows a market in shock, for in 2020, its turnover was down by 14%. But there are glimmers of hope!

Francéclat publishes a study on the watch and jewelry market: it shows a market in shock, for in 2020, its turnover was down by 14%. But there are glimmers of hope!

03 February 2021

Cresus, the pre-owned watch pioneer

Cresus emerged as a trailblazer on the pre-owned watch market almost 30 years ago. We meet the company’s CEO, Maximilien Urso.

Cresus emerged as a trailblazer on the pre-owned watch market almost 30 years ago. We meet the company’s CEO, Maximilien Urso.

02 February 2021

How the blockchain serves the luxury sector

Security, transparency, authentication… Blockchain technology seems to respond to the current fundamental challenges of luxury.

Security, transparency, authentication... Blockchain technology seems to respond to the current fundamental challenges of luxury.

01 February 2021

Brand new and pre-owned: the reconciliation?

The second-hand market now accounts for between 30 and 40 billion dollars (25 to 34 billion euros) or 2% of the total weight of the fashion and luxury sector. A growing part of this second-hand market is made up of recently used watches and jewelry under 30 years old.

The second-hand market now accounts for between 30 and 40 billion dollars (25 to 34 billion euros) or 2% of the total weight of the fashion and luxury sector. A...

31 December 2020

Jean Cocteau x Atelier Paulin

“We need a new language to appeal to the 20-30-year-olds who often know nothing about this surrealist artist, writer, poet, philosopher, filmmaker, painter. At most, they’ve heard of La Belle et La Bête (1946)…”, said Dominique Marny, President of the Comité Jean Cocteau.

"We need a new language to appeal to the 20-30-year-olds who often know nothing about this surrealist artist, writer, poet, philosopher, filmmaker, painter. At most,...

23 November 2020

Digitalization: a user’s guide

Following a recent webinar I took part in on the subject of digitalization, I received a number of  questions. Here are a few thoughts from the TFJP team, specialists in the subject.

Following a recent webinar I took part in on the subject of digitalization, I received a number of  questions. Here are a few thoughts from the TFJP team,...

04 November 2020

Inspiring French designers

In my view, some French designers seem to have everything it takes to survive the current turmoil – and not just because their exquisite jewelry is affordable. Here are three of them.

In my view, some French designers seem to have everything it takes to survive the current turmoil – and not just because their exquisite jewelry is affordable. Here...

29 September 2020

Paired earwear

With Paired, Kate Fichard and Margot Grangeon have created the first brand of earwear jewelry to dress hearing aids. The auditory equivalent of eyewear.

With Paired, Kate Fichard and Margot Grangeon have created the first brand of earwear jewelry to dress hearing aids. The auditory equivalent of eyewear.

17 July 2020

"It's time to change!" by the Madnetwork consulting agency

“It is undoubtedly the luxury segment that has suffered the most from the crisis,” the Madnetwork consulting agency’s study states.

"It is undoubtedly the luxury segment that has suffered the most from the crisis," the Madnetwork consulting agency's study states.

17 June 2020

Courbet raises €8 million in funds

In the midst of the lockdown, Courbet succeeded in raising an impressive €8 million. A conversation with Manuel Mallen, founder and president of this lab-grown diamond jewelry brand.

In the midst of the lockdown, Courbet succeeded in raising an impressive €8 million. A conversation with Manuel Mallen, founder and president of this lab-grown...

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