Claire Normand is a gemstone carver currently in Idar Oberstein in Germany.
After studying engraving and modelling at the Ecole Boulle in Paris, Claire has been initiated to lapidary technics with artists in China and in New Zealand.
Every creation is initiated by a meditative contemplation of the stones and a fantasy about its hidden secrets.
Claire’s desire is to show the beauty of the stones by enhancing their unique patterns and flaws. She is seeking life and breath in what seems to be inert. Movements are crystallized in stones.
Rejecting the mass-production, all her jewelry are unique pieces. She is primarly working on bespoke orders.
Claire is doing demonstrations of engraving in museums, such as the Mint of Paris, and offers her services for jewelers and fashion designers.
For any inquiries about commissions, demonstrations and classes, please email email@example.com.
Photography → Anatole Chartier
Web design → Entreprise
Models→ Aurore Franche & Maelle Foix
Claire is working closely to her clients to create personalized pieces, with the stones of their choice.
Visit this jewelry gallery and the Sculptures page as inspiration for a custom made piece.
Feel free to contact Claire to her mail with your ideas or inquiries about availability.
Claire is using lapidary and glyptic technics to create her pieces. Gemstones are carved by abrasion, which means every thing that is carved is definitive.
Diamond tools are used to cut and carve and then successive abrasives are used to polish the stones.
If you want to follow Claire studio’s stories, you can follow her on instagram @clairenormand_.
Claire offers her services for jewelers and designers.
She can help to source and carve gems to specific dimensions -excluding faceting work-.
She can produce: Gem carving / Intaglios / Reverse intaglios / Relief carving, cameo.