Briolettes were fashioned in India as early as the 17th century. J.B. Tavernier sold two of them to Louis XIV and documented them in his book Six Voyages of Jean Baptiste Tavernier. Briolettes may have originated from the double rose cut that, when one of the sides is longer than the other, form a drop-shaped stone.
- Gold Fill Chain; Genuine Citrine Briolette
- 16" long
- Handmade Brookline, Massachusetts by Artem
This is special because...
Artem was founded by Boston-based architect turned jeweler Sadhna Gupta Brown in 2018. Sadhna's unique, architectural designs are all handmade, many in collaboration with the Kolkata jewelry studio of Her Future Coalition, a nonprofit creating powerful and positive change in the lives of Indian and Nepali survivors of gender violence and girls at the highest risk, providing education, vocational training, safe shelter and supportive community.
The organization's jewelry program gives women the opportunity to learn a profession and support themselves independently. Her Future jewelers are breaking gender barriers, becoming some of South Asia’s first women goldsmiths, and earning wages comparable to a college graduate.
10% of all Artem purchases benefit Her Future Coalition.