Explorer, adventurer, merchant, precious items dealer and story-teller of his own travels, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was such a major and unique character of jewelry history. His “Voyages” in the East developed in Europe both the knowledge of far-away places and the taste for precious gemstones.
Conversation held by :
Cécile Lugand, Doctoral researcher at Rennes II University, doing a thesis about Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, and Professor at L'ECOLE –The School of Jewelry Arts.
Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, specialist of antique jewelry history and Professor at L'ECOLE – The School of Jewelry Arts.