Gem cutting & jewelry making, A Family Story.
Native from the Jura, then renowned for its skilled lapidists, Rene moved to Paris to found his own company that eventually stood proudly among the ten largest European companies dealing with colored stones and served the greatest Parisian jewelers from Place Vendome.
Rene was president of the lapidary section “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France “ (Best Craftsmen of France).
Daniel joined his father in law company and founded the “Association Française de Gemmologie” in 1961. He began exploratory trips to Asia, Africa and South America in 1962. An internationally recognized expert in colored gemstones he was appointed by various institutions and government agencies. He succeeded Rene at the Presidency of the lapidary section “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France “ and headed the Ethics and grievances department of ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association).
Eric’s passion for jewelry making and his knowledge of gemstones came to him from his family heritage of many generations. As an accomplished gemologist and talented designer, Eric established Rubicon in 1987 in one of the world's most famous cluster for gemstones with quality cutting craftsmen. He then took on the making of exceptional pieces for numerous of renowned jewelry brands.
Why Rubicon was established in Thailand?
“The core strength of the Thai gems and jewelry industry has always been the expert skills of the Thai craftsmen” said Khun Somchai Phornchindarak, vice president of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA).
Thailand’s expertise in cutting and polishing precious stones and diamonds indeed is praised worldwide. Because of the high standard of workmanship, international gem and jewelry merchants send vast amounts of gemstones to the country for these precision processes.
Combining a deep ancient tradition, excellent craftsmanship and sophisticated modern technology, Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry sparkles among the world’s finest. A processing and trading center for colored gemstone, Bangkok evolved into the fifth-largest center of diamond cutting and one the the top five gemset jewelry manufacturing cluster.
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