07 August 2019

Mauboussin joins the Galeries Lafayette group fold

The Galeries Lafayette group (Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie and Royal Quartz Paris) has become the majority shareholder in Mauboussin alongside its current Chairman and CEO, Alain Némarq. In the 2000s, Némarq transformed the jeweler Mauboussin (whose outstanding pieces can be seen in the Maharajah of Indore exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 26 September 2019) into an affordable jewelry brand, particularly though advertising in the metro: a first for jewelry.

  • Mauboussin - Rings "Le Premier Jour", "Etoiles Divines", "Mon Bébé d'Amour"

  • Mauboussin is the first jeweler to indicate prices on advertisements

  • In the 30s, Mauboussin was one of the most famous French jewelers © Sotheby's

  • The Place Vendôme Mauboussin's shop closed in 2015

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