“Our jewelry is handmade, imbuing it with a unique energy that is a synthesis of the designers' talent and the skills of our craftsmen."
“My name is Laurent Leger. I was born in Paris in 1968. I pursue a small business in the field of jewelry in Bali. My... business has been operating since 1997. We blend the best European standards of excellence with the craftsmanship of talented local jewelry artisans to produce superb handcrafted jewelry using gems, Venetian glass, pearls, wood and other materials in combinations bounded only by our imagination.
“I am a total jewelry autodidact--my education is from business school, and I came to Bali first to work for a major garment company in marketing and merchandising. Being raised in Paris, in the heart of the high jewelry district, inspiration and ‘know-how’ were always around me, probably touching my subconscious.
“Our jewelry is handmade, imbuing it with a unique energy that is a synthesis of the designers' talent and the skills of our craftsmen. We use mostly silver and gold, doing a lot of gem setting as well. We do very little casting. All jewelry orders are completed in-house to guarantee quality and exclusivity. We manufacture for an upmarket clientele who demand original, innovative jewelry designs that not only reflect current fashion jewelry but also set new trends. My designs are mostly inspired by classical European but also African and of course Asian influences. I feel these styles make for a timeless design.
“I travelled extensively throughout my life, gaining a unique perspective from which to create upmarket jewelry. I use only the best 950 silver to ensure long lasting natural luster, artfully combined with precious stones, carved mother of pearl, Venetian glass, pearls, wood and other materials.
“I work with a staff of 22; 15 men and 7 women. I trained them to have skill and a sense of jewelry, since there are no jewelry schools in Indonesia. I wouldn’t have made it this far if I didn’t try, and I believe that a piece is either good or bad - there no middle ground.”