The brand was established by Charles and Joseph Templier in around 1848 at 15, rue de la Tixéranderie (the present 66 rue de Rivoli). Templier has been looked upon as the ideal standard for fine jewelry for more than a century. A family member and renowned Art Deco jeweler, Raymond Templier (1891-1968), entered the business in 1919; after having completed his studies at the École Superior des Arts Decoratives in Paris. Raymond was strongly devoted to designing jewelry; being opposed to traditional styles, being the Maison’s specialty up to this time, and chose to adopt a more contemporary aesthetic look.
The company acquired considerable fame and took part in both national and international exhibitions in London, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires; the exhibits successfully winning prizes and medals. Raymond Templier was a prominent figure within the Art Deco movement; being a founding member of the UAM, Union des Artistes Modernes, along with other influential personalities like Pierre Chareau and Jean Puiforcat.
Evidence of this is clearly apparent in the few jewelry pieces, that are true works of art, displayed at the Paris Museum of Modern Art and Decorative Arts or, in New York, at the Metropolitan Museum.
The Templier ornaments consisting of brooches, pendants, chains, cufflinks, and more are absolutely magnificent. These 19th-century creations are recognized by their prominent size, meaningful geometric designs, and various hues with shades of gold or silver. Some jewelry creations possess abstract shapes or engravings with traditional jewelry designs. Templier designs were bold, structured, and simple. Mostly created in silver, platinum or white gold and decorated with gems like aquamarines and decorative hardstones, such as coral and lapis lazuli.
The latest collections of the Templier house, although slightly altered, maintain the essence and dignity of the brand’s designs. The craftsmen bring out the glamor of expensive precious stones, like diamonds, semi-precious stones as well as pearls; highlighting the radiance of every jewelry piece. This gives credit to the creativeness of the designers as well as the expertise of the artisans involved. Templier jewelry is original and the glittering ornaments truly enhance the appearance of every lady choosing to wear them.
If you desire to own Templier jewelry, don’t hesitate to visit our website or our Paris store close to Place Vendôme. We will be pleased to offer you genuine, pre-owned jewelry, restored by our specialists, and sold at the best prices.