Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier starts to design during her studies at Studio Berçot in Paris. Graduated in 1989, she decides to follow her passion: fashion jewelry, inspired by the craft of her grand-parents, Raymond et Geneviève Parmentier.
As a child, Delphine-Charlotte spent her Wednesday afternoons in her grandparents atelier where they made buttons and high fashion accessories. Surrounded by creativity and craft, she develops her imagination and her passion for perfection.
The atelier became the place where her experimentation started and where her career debuted with collections of jewelry for haute-couture maisons. It is in that atmosphere of craft and know-how that Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier forged her excellence as designer.
In 1993, she creates her own brand: Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier and settles her workshop in the old atelier of her grandparents at Rue de la Lune, near the Grand Boulevards in Paris.
Self-taught, with dexterous hands, she says: ‘In order to create, I need to mould and shape’ and explores various aspects of jewelry and different techniques like ceramics, embroidery or enamel. She works with a great variety of materials, pushes the boundaries of codes and creates an authentic style that is both contemporary and timeless.
“A jewel should not be dated. I know that it is a successful one when you cannot tell where or when it’s coming from”.
Inspired by forms and shapes from the end of last century or 30’s and 50’s, Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier works with lightness, offering each season variety of forms with sensitive charm, always intriguing and capturing the clients.
Entirely ‘made in France’, pieces created by Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier are exceptional in fashion jewelry. For their high quality and exclusive metal castings and handcraft, they inject nobility to the fashion accessory.
Perfect knowledge of materials and the know how of every of her artisans makes each jewel unique and precious, values in extinction in our times.
In her workshops, Delphine-Charlotte works towards sublimation of her own collections as well as those of her prestigious clients. She creates with same free spirit and high demands her own pieces and those of her clients in Ready to wear and High Fashion: Karl Lagerfeld, Montana, Mugler, Lacroix, Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Ungaro, Chloe, Hanae Mori, Valentino, Paul & Joe, Kenzo, Balenciaga, Leonard...
Stamp by originality, Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier's jewels are exceptional for their elegance, the chic touch that gives a modern and sophisticated look.
Since its beginning, the work of Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier has been highly appreciated by fashion editors, which allows her to benefit from broad media coverage and give the brand its international aura.
Several great personalities such as Cara Delevingne, Halle Berry and Anggun has already been seduced and wear Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier jewelry.
Raygène’s business creation, company of buttons by Raymond and Geneviève Parmentier, grandparents of Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier
Delphine graduated from the studio Berçot after a stylist training and began her career in haute couture and ready-to-wear
Sponsored to participation at the “premiere classe” exhibit
She starts its own brand and takes over the family business Raygène
The workshop moves to 26 rue du Bourg Tibourg. The first Delphine Charlotte Parmentier store opens its doors
Invited by Florence Müller to exhibit at the "paruriers, bijoux de la haute couture" in Monge
20 years of the brand, special collaboration with Swarovski
The workshop moves to Bastille in a spacious area. A new breath for the brand.