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About the designer, Frederic Duclos

Frederic Duclos

Frederic Duclos is an award winning French designer of contemporary sterling jewelry. The Company was created under the guidance of Karen and Frederic Duclos in 1984.

Frederic Duclos is originally from Southeastern France, where for several generations, his family has been designing accessories. His upbringing cultivated an admiration for art and sculpture. In his mind, sculpture was limitless, but controlling size and balance to create individual jewelry pieces became his passion. After completing studies in Paris, he was immediately drawn into the allure of jewelry design. His last year of college brought him to California, where he was introduced to Karen by a mutual friend.

Karen, at eighteen and a junior at the University of California, had started a wholesale jewelry and accessories business. She soon discovered a niche for designer sterling jewelry.

After meeting Frederic, they decided that there was a market demand for high quality, creative sterling jewelry. For 33 years, Frederic has presented collections that are fashionable and wearable. The numerous awards he has received throughout the years always encourages him to create fresh, new concepts.

Writes Frederic -

As I design a piece of jewelry, I envision a woman wearing it. Her face, silhouette, and personality reflect the statement I am trying to achieve. My goal is to capture the fundamental qualities of a woman's features, and complement them with refined embellishments. The best tribute I receive is when I meet a woman who is wearing one of my creations. I constantly strive to create beautiful objects for individual enjoyment.