In the MHT boutique on Rue de Tournon, the magic sparkles with every blink of an eye. Pink tourmalines, citrines, quartz and other rainbow-hued stones are an ode to femininity. Simply breathtaking.

The birth of a myth
Once upon a time, there was a ring called the Cabochon: a coloured stone, pierced and set in yellow gold. Born in 1996 from a revolutionary idea in the world of contemporary jewellery, it was a worldwide success. Available in all gem colours, the “Cabochon” brought a touch of modernity and sensuality to women. “I freed the stones by releasing them from their settings,” confides its designer, Marie-Hélène de Taillac. This ring, which has become a hit, has been on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris since 2015. A distinction that grants it eternity. From Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Formentera, women also thank her for her gold sequinned necklace. A must-have that young girls borrow from their mothers, and vice versa, to exude a chic and bohemian look. What’s her secret? It’s jewellery designed by a woman for free women who work and conform to no code”, she confides. 

Dizzying on Rue de Tournon
From Tokyo to New York, passing through Paris, stone enthusiasts do not err. Collectors and international clientele flock to the boutique in the 6th arrondissement, seeking the unique piece among the Parisian team’s selection. The storefront itself is a waking dream: elegant, colourful, whimsical. Stepping into Rue de Tournon means entering the poetic universe of Marie-Hélène de Taillac. Parquet flooring, red sofas, low tables, and designer furniture–all conceived in the image of a chic and uncluttered Parisian salon. When the drawers open, you plunge into an enchanted river: tourmaline, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, fire opal, smoky quartz…
The stones dance before your eyes, hypnotising you. It’s ethereal. Uncluttered. Luminous. We want them all! Necklaces, earrings, charms, rings. We embody all these women at once: rock, chic, glamorous, with a frivolous and whimsical soul. And therein lies all her talent: awakening that dreamlike part within us.

India as inspiration

In love with India for 25 years, Marie-Hélène de Taillac visits for several months each year in search of treasures. She works there with her craftsmen, meets stone merchants and lets her inspiration arise from nature and multicoloured landscapes. “The hardest part, and the most enjoyable, is finding the exceptional stone” she confides.

8, rue de Tournon – 75006 Paris
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