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Trained as a painter in Paris, Frederique Dessemond’s delicate silver and fourteen-karat-gold jewelry reflects her artistic background and eye for detail. After moving to New York in 1999, she was discovered by a buyer from Calypso Bijoux while selling her wares on the streets of Nolita. Since then, Dessemond’s signature monogrammed gold and silver disks have been sold in Henri Bendel, Barneys, and her own West Village jewelry bar, Ginette NY. The darkly elegant space is outfitted with black walls and dark wood floors, causing the light to glint off the jewelry. Necklaces, rings, and bracelets are displayed beneath the wide, glass-topped bar, where shoppers can perch on metal stools and drink coffee while they browse. Dessemond’s trinkets hang on simple gold or silver chains, ranging from the feminine—angel wings and bows—to the edgy, like coiled snake charms, antique coins, or gold guitar picks. Newer collections incorporate white gold, rose gold, and minute black diamonds as well as accessories for men, like fourteen-karat-gold disks fixed on leather bands. But the best sellers are the personalized pieces featuring scripted, intertwined initials or words like “Joy” or “Oui.”Wedding Rings
French designer Frederique Dessemond has gained a following for her signature gold monogram necklaces and line of delicate jewelry. Her understated, timeless necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are handmade in her studio. Prices upon request.