Maison Augustine perpetuates family know-how. Because there is no present or future without a legacy from the past...
Since 2007, Maison Augustine has invited women to sublimate their femininity, to radiate what is most precious and unique to them. Imbued with emotions, our jewels, created by the hands of craftsmen, are worn and transmitted from women to women.
Transmission is a value inscribed in the DNA of Maison Augustine, echoing the exceptional know-how of the great-grandmother of its founder.
At the age of twenty, Thierry Gripoix decided to join the family workshop which contained treasures, craft techniques associated with French traditions, a magical place where jewellers make exceptional pieces of incomparable quality.
This is how he took his first steps alongside his mother Josette under the watchful eye of Suzanne Gripoix, his grandmother. In 1982, they entrusted him with a first collection for Jil Sanders. Then he produced two collections a year with Isabel Canovas for eight years. He also worked for Lanvin, Jacqueline de Ribes, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Scherrer, Dior and Saint-Laurent. Then he took over from his mother Josette and produced six collections a year for Chanel in collaboration with the ready-to-wear and Haute Couture studios for 20 years.
In September 2022 Capucine, the daughter of Thierry Gripoix, fifth-generation fashion jeweller, took over from her father. She retained the traditional know-how that was taught to her, such as the secret of mother-of-pearl enamelling, but integrating her own ideas. In the family workshop, she lives the emotion of the relationship by hand, explores the expressive potential of glass enamel, her taste is sure, her eye is wise. His collections are airy, fluid, mobile and playful...The clip passes from the hair to the ear while the brooch is pinned on or hangs loose.
From the family complicity between Thierry Gripoix and his daughter, a creative spirit persists, a desire to play with the codes of the precious and to constantly push back the limits of creation. Capucine renews the creations of her ancestors by diving into the old family archives that the family carefully preserves. She creates contemporary and modern collections that appeal to new generations around the world.