What’s On My Desk: Jeweler + Cartier Heir Jean Dousset



Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our weekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Jean Dousset, a Parisian-born jeweler who just so happens to have followed in the footsteps of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier….who just so happens to be his great-great grandfather. He worked for Chaumet, the official jeweler of the Emperor Napoleon and Van Cleef & Arpels before recently opening his first showroom on Melrose Avenue, Jean Dousset Diamonds. Dousset is making his mark in Hollywood, attracting attention from the likes of Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria and Academy Award nominee Amy Adams, both of whom he designed engagement rings for. And without further ado, here is a look at the haute items on Dousset’s desk:

– An African “pirogue” brought back by Louis Cartier during his travels.  He later encrusted the artifact with coral cabochon-cut gems and was set on a mirror base that was signed by Cartier on the bottom.

-A diamond paperweight.

-Louis Cartier’s ink blotter, featuring his initials engraved in the metal.

-An English Garden scented candle from Restoration Hardware

-A suede diamond box with Jean Dousset private collection of gems.

-A Cartier family heirloom that is an icon set with semiprecious stones that features a large citrine center stone that is encrusted and includes a portrait of the Virgin Mary laid on top made out of smaller stones.

-A custom three-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring, completed in February 2013.

-A diamond scoop.

-A jeweler’s loupe.

-Diamond tweezers.

-A diamond gage.

-A personal love note.

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