Fashion & Beauty

Gold and Gems: The Jewels of Marie-Hélène de Taillac

Parisian jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac's first book offers a sumptuous journey into her colorful and vibrant world, from her exotic inspirations to her artisanal savoir faire

When she drew her first designs in 1996, Marie-Hélène de Taillac stirred a revolution in contemporary jewelry, forging a style centered on the artisanal techniques of handcrafted jewelry to showcase the stones themselves.

The French designer's first monograph showcases her creations while delving into her inspirations, from whimsical fairy tales to her extensive travels. The layout reflects de Taillac's preoccupation with color, with each chapter featuring a different colored text. With detailed sections dedicated to the journey of creating jewelry, this new title presents a fascinating glimpse into the work of one of today's most exciting designers.

About The Author

Marie-Hélène de Taillac founded her eponymous jewelry brand in 1996.
Nathalie Rykiel is a writer and former CEO and artistic director of Sonia Rykiel.
Inès de la Fressange is the art director of fashion and home accessories at Inès de la Fressange Paris, a consultant and brand ambassador for Roger Vivier, and the designer of her line at Uniqlo.
Eric Deroo is a filmmaker, artist, and historian.
Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a writer and artist.
Hamish Bowles is American Vogue's international editor at large.
Vanessa Friedman is fashion director at the New York Times.

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6049-4


"Jewelry Designer Marie-Helene de Tailac Is Releasing a Book. Parisian jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac is teaming up with Rizzoli for her first book, Gold and Gems: The Jewels of Marie-Hélène de Taillac. The tome features a forward by Vanessa Friedman, and additional text by Nathalie Rykiel, Ines de la Fressange, and Hamish Bowles. Gold and Gems will be available in September." —DAILY FRONT ROW  

"...she takes us on a journey through her vivid world in which rich hues of special gems set the tone of the collection and inspire the settings and the spare beauty that relies on her mastery of color and her creative blending of different palettes which she believes evoke a magical and exuberant effect." —FORBES.COM 

"Those who have visited Marie- Hélène de Taillac’s New York City jewel box of a salon won’t be surprised to know that the first coffee-table book dedicated to the designer is just as sumptuous as her colorful namesake collection. Ensconced in a case featuring a rainbow of jewels, the lapis lazuli-colored tome, published by Rizzoli, is largely a visual catalogue of the brand’s designs over the years, interspersed with essays from the likes of New York Times Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman and fashion journalist Hamish Bowles."

Author Bookshelf: Vanessa Friedman

Author Bookshelf: Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Author Bookshelf: Ines de la Fressange