VERONIQUE RENARD cherishes the art of manual and visual creativity in her craft.
Renard Bijoux is the avant-garde of jewelry, a vision based on a tradition of art and craftsmanship.
Achieved through an individual process of conception, fashion and trends have no hold on these creations. Tradition is revived, nature is glorified, manual work excels. Each object is unique, asserting the imperfections that guard against conformity and boredom. Veronique Renard continually surpasses herself in creating casual and authentic jewelry and accessories.
The artistic talent and craftsmanship of Véronique Renard clearly shows in her individualistic and personal creative vision of jewelry. Her work is deeply rooted in the noble French traditions of “handmade” craftsmanship. She intentionally mixes primitive elements with extremely sophisticated elements: The resulting contrast is a curious paradox which is the key to her inspiration. Her main goal is to remain honest with herself, in spite of fashions and fleeting trends.
Each piece of jewelry is conceived as a small sculpture, created with the "lost-wax casting", or "investment casting" technique. Among the materials used are bronze and silver as well as other sophisticated materials, like precious wood species, feathers, and semi-precious gemstones. The level of creativity, the quality of the materials, and the techniques used, are equal to those employed in the highest quality custom jewelry on the market.
Véronique Renard was born in 1964. She received a degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD/Superior National School of Decorative Arts), where she specialized in fabrics. For about ten years she worked freelance in home fabric design for leading French design houses like Pierre Frey, Casal, Nobilis, Lelièvre, and Hermès… She then decided to launch a collection of ceramic tableware. In 2002, she redirected toward ceramic jewelry making. She explored other materials and learned the techniques of the best French craftsmen, as one of the last heirs of a tradition on the verge of disappearing. In 2004 she started her own jewelry brand, Renard Bijoux.