Etienne Perret, the designer jeweler of Camden, Maine USA. Has grown beyond the borders of his town and state, and is reaching the world over to supply some of the finest retailers with his unique vision of gold and platinum jewelry.
His summer retreat to Maine from the academic rigors of the University of Vermont in Burlington acquainted Etienne Perret with the picturesque coastal town of Camden Maine in 1973. The magnetic charm of this town pulled at him after he returned to Vermont. Visions of carving a life out of the rugged coastline of Maine pursued Etienne until he gave up his academic studies, and at the tender age of 19 loaded his possessions into his little truck and sought his dream. In Camden he rented a little shop and pursued his hobby of silversmithing, selling his wares to the general public and making custom pieces for those that enjoyed his fusion of art, fashion and jewelry. Etienne operated this store in downtown Camden,Maine for 25 years, and saw it grow from a one-person operation to having 12 employees.
Etienne Perret now holds a Bachelor of fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a graduate gemologists degree from the Gemological institute of America. He has won two Diamonds of Distinction awards, and has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Diamonds international Design Competition. His works are currently being featured by the Platinum Guild International for his innovative uses of Platinum in jewelry.
A combination of unique vision, marketing savvy, and a lot of hard work has allowed Etienne Perret and Company to grow internationally. His work can be viewed in fine retail stores such as Nordstrom, Birks of Canada, and Mikimoto. The son of Swiss parents, Etienne naturally incorporates a European design sense with an American flair for fashion in all that he does.
Etienne Perret lives in Camden, Maine overlooking Camden harbor at 14 Sea Street, with his wife Connie. They have 3 children: Allison and John from Connie’s previous marriage and Michael born in 1984.
For the last 30 years, I’ve had the incredible good fortune to be able to live on the coast of Maine, making my extraordinarily beautiful jewelry designs for my friends. Working with just the best of materials, 18kt gold and platinum, set with colored diamonds and tahitian pearls, my experience is turning jewelry dreams into reality. I encourage you to participate in creating a precious heirloom that will last you a lifetime.
Website: Etienne Perret