« Born from a dual passion for the world of stone and glyptic art, it is through this continuum that Renard Intaglio workshop has been forged, with a determination to perpetuate the tradition of this ancient art: Stones and gems are crafted using traditional methods, by hand.»

Bring your creations to life with Renard Intaglio workshop

Glyptic art, the art of engraving on stone or gemstone, dates back to the dawn of civilizations. Since its inception, it has played an essential role in the history of art and culture, evolving over the centuries to become a diverse form of artistic expression.

Born in ancient Mesopotamia, it has continuously evolved, following religious and political currents, and later, the artistic trends of the great epochs it traversed: Egypt, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, and beyond,…

(Read the full article in the Gemmes magazine.)

Until today, it endures through the hands of a few expert artisans scattered across Europe and the world. Born from a passion for the world of stones, it is through this continuum that Renard Intaglio workshop has been forged, with a determination to perpetuate the tradition of this ancient art: Stones and gems are crafted using traditional methods, by hand.

Mu-long © Renard intaglio

Cutting and engraving, two long-standing allies...

Within the workshop, we also specialize in custom cuts. The stone or gem is examined and then cut either into a cabochon or faceted using the traditional Jura method. This cutting technique has been passed down through centuries of guild craftsmanship, from the high plateaus of the Jura Mountains to the capital. Whether it’s custom cutting, fitting to a specific work, or free inspiration, we strive to fulfill our client’s desires.

A Precise work...

Quality of workmanship is paramount. Each piece is meticulously cut and engraved for hours. Every detail matters. With the utmost finesse, the patterns are traced, and volumes are created. Each step is scrutinized under a magnifying glass, and engraving is done under a microscope.

A custom cut...

Each piece is unique: the chosen design is first sketched onto the stone with a pencil, then traced with a diamond point. Next come the volumes through tools of various shapes to replicate the model as closely as possible. Each design is different, allowing room for inspiration as well as the desires of each of our clients, who see their own ideas come to life in the workshop: we also create custom designs, cutting and engraving in accordance with our client’s wishes.

Rose céleste ©Renard intaglio
Serpentère © Renard intaglio
Lotus ©Renard intaglio
X-Wing ©Renard intaglio
Dragonique ©Renard intaglio
Demoiselle ©Renard intaglio
Kraken ©Renard intaglio
Artefact ©Renard intaglio

A universe of possibilities...

Traditional heraldic cutting (coat of arms), Greco-Roman inspired intaglio, or contemporary engraving on gemstone, custom sculptures for jewelry – everything is possible. We work with all types of stones and gems, and we would be happy to discuss your projects with you. We have a range of options available in the workshop, but we can also work with your own stones.

Héraldique © Renard intaglio

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