Matthieu Cheminee

“I was born and grew up in Paris, France. My interest in metalsmithing started at 19 when I moved to Taos, New-Mexico where I studied Navajo, Zuni and Hopi techniques and traditions, especially Navajo stamp work. I was then drawn to work in West Africa. When I moved to Mali, I studied Touareg, Fulani and other techniques that have been passed from one generation to another in the apprenticeship tradition. In the modern world, these techniques are getting lost and I was moved to attempt to preserve them by writing a book called "Legacy, jewelry techniques of West Africa". 

In 2014 Tim McCreight and I created the Toolbox initiative, a non-profit organization that helps jewellers in West Africa mostly by giving donated tools.”

Watch an interview with Matthieu by Anna Lindsay MacDonald for MetalAid (Sep'23) here.
Read an interview with Matthieu on Art Jewelry Forum about his background, career and work in Africa here.

Drop stud earrings in sterling silver and 18k gold with prasiolites and diamonds.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,391.00
Drop stud earrings in sterling silver and 18k gold with prasiolites and diamonds. 0.9 x 4.6 x 0.3 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Tear drop pendant in sterling silver and 18k gold with diamonds, on an 45cm (18") 18k yellow gold chain.

Matthieu Cheminée

$2,218.00
Tear drop pendant in sterling silver and 18k gold with diamonds, on an 45cm (18") 18k yellow gold chain. Pendant measures 1.2 x 2.8 x 0.2 cm. Click here for more work...
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a fire-bright orange quartz in an 18k gold bezel. Size 6.

Matthieu Cheminée

$564.00
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a fire-bright orange quartz in an 18k gold bezel. Catch the fire dancing on the inner band at the bottom! Size 6.  2 x 2.3 x...
Sterling silver signet ring with a medallion emblem based on a Nepalese stamp, cast and finished with a matte oxide. Size 10.25.

Matthieu Cheminée

$602.00
Signet Ring in sterling silver with a medallion emblem based on a Nepalese stamp. Of just the right heft, it is cast and finished with a matte oxide, in a size 10.25. ...
Stamped sterling silver cuff bracelet with border. Size large.

Matthieu Cheminée

$527.00
Stamped sterling silver cuff bracelet with border. Size large. 6.8 x 5.4 x 1.7 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Large rectangular pendant in sterling silver & 18k gold, with diamonds at the bottom, on a 57cm sterling chain.

Matthieu Cheminée

$865.00
Large rectangular pendant in sterling silver & 18k gold, with diamonds at the bottom, on a 57cm sterling chain. Pendant measures 1.9 x 3.1 x 0.4 cm. Click here for more...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$3,158.00
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with white diamonds. Size 6.25. 2 x 2 x 1.3 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Vibrant blue sapphires glow in these 18k yellow gold earrings.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,805.00
Vibrant blue sapphires glow in these 18k yellow gold earrings. 0.7 x 3 x 0.2 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Buddha medallion pendant in sterling silver with 3 diamonds.

Matthieu Cheminée

$376.00
Buddha medallion pendant in sterling silver with 3 diamonds. Pendant measures 2 x 3.1 x 0.3 cm, on a 61cm (24") sterling chain. Click here for more work by this...
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with yellow sapphires. Size 5.5.

Matthieu Cheminée

$2,895.00
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with yellow sapphires. Size 5.5. 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$640.00
Round pendant in hand stamped sterling silver and 18k yellow gold. Length with sterling chain is 49.5cm. Pendant measures 2 x 2 x 0.2 cm. Click here for more work...
Double-sided pendant that is slightly pillowed in 18k gold with a diamond on each side of the Nepalese flower stamp

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,091.00
Double-sided pendant that is slightly pillowed in 18k gold with a diamond on each side of the Nepalese flower stamp. 1.8 x 3 x 0.4 cm Click here for more...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$903.00
Square pendant in sterling silver and diamonds set on the side in 18k gold, on a 52" sterling chain. Pendant measures 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm. Click here for more...
Medallion pendant in sterling silver, with 3 diamonds.

Matthieu Cheminée

$376.00
Medallion pendant in sterling silver, with 3 diamonds. Pendant measures 2 x 3.1 x 0.3 cm, on a 51cm (24") sterling chain. Click here for more work by this artist
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$827.00
Rectangular pendant in hand stamped sterling silver and 18k yellow gold. Length with sterling chain is 51cm. Pendant measures 4 x 1 x 0.2 cm. Click here for more work by...
Long rectangular pendant in sterling silver & 18k gold, with diamonds at the bottom, on a 45cm sterling silver chain.

Matthieu Cheminée

$790.00
Long rectangular pendant in sterling silver & 18k gold, with diamonds at the bottom, on a 45cm sterling silver chain. 1.1 x 5.1 x 0.7 cm Click here for more work by...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$4,210.00
Handmade 16.6k recycled gold chain, with a round menotes clasp with diamonds. 49.5cm long (19.5") with a chain width of 0.2cm and a clasp width of 1cm.  Click here for...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,316.00
Orange Sapphire Ring - a hand stamped sterling silver open band ends in 18k gold with four rounding rows of flashing sapphires on the larger side and two rows on the...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$2,932.00
Orange Sapphire Bracelet - a hand stamped sterling silver open cuff ends in 18k gold with four rounding rows of flashing sapphires. The cuff matches wonderfully well Matthieu's orange sapphire ring....
Fine 18k gold band with green sapphires (3) and diamonds (5). Size 7.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,354.00
Fine 18k gold band with green sapphires (3) and diamonds (5). Size 7. 1.9 x 2.1 x 0.3 cm Click here for more work by this artist
16.6k recycled gold chain, T-clasp with 2 diamonds. 48cm long (19")

Matthieu Cheminée

$2,519.00
16.6k recycled gold chain, T-clasp with 2 diamonds. 48cm long (19") with a chain width of 0.2 cm and clasp width of 1.7cm.  Click here for more work by this...
Stamped sterling silver earrings with diamonds set in 18k gold, with gold ear hooks.

Matthieu Cheminée

$602.00
Stamped sterling silver earrings with diamonds set in 18k gold, with gold ear hooks. 1.8 x 3 x 0.2 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Wide stamped sterling silver cuff bracelets with a line of diamonds set into 18kt yellow gold.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,654.00
Wide stamped sterling silver cuff bracelets with a line of diamonds set into 18kt yellow gold. Size small-medium. 6.1 x 5 x 6.5w cm (at widest). Click here for more work...
Phenomenal pink sapphires and diamonds sparkle in this floral 18k yellow gold band. Size 8.

Matthieu Cheminée

$4,060.00
Phenomenal pink sapphires and diamonds sparkle in this floral 18k yellow gold band. Size 8. 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.9 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with diamonds. Size 6.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,955.00
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with diamonds. Size 6. 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.7 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Small Ganesh pendant cast in sterling silver, with 3 diamonds.

Matthieu Cheminée

$264.00
Small Ganesh pendant cast in sterling silver, with 3 diamonds.  Pendant measures 1.2 x 2.4 x 0.3 cm, on a 51cm (20") sterling chain. Click here for more work by this...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$564.00
Handmade chain of sterling silver. 60cm long (23.6"), with a chain width of 0.3cm and clasp width of 0.8cm.  Click here for more work by this artist
Sterling silver cuff bracelet with hand stamped Japanese fan pattern. Size medium.

Matthieu Cheminée

$564.00
Sterling silver cuff bracelet with hand stamped Japanese fan pattern. Size medium. 6.2 x 5 x 2.7 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with peridot and champagne diamonds. Size 6.25.

Matthieu Cheminée

$4,060.00
Hand stamped 18k gold ring with a large peridot encircled by diamonds.  The diamonds on the shoulders of the band cast a reflection on the deep rise of the bezel....
Fine 18k gold band with diamonds. Size 6.75.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,354.00
Fine 18k gold band with 8 diamonds of varying sizes playfully set at differing heights. Size 6.75. 1.9 x 2.1 x 0.3 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped ring in sterling silver and 18k gold with yellow sapphires. Size 7.

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,316.00
Hand stamped ring in sterling silver and 18k gold with yellow sapphires. Size 7. 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Wide sterling silver cuff bracelet with hand stamped Japanese fan pattern. Size large.

Matthieu Cheminée

$677.00
Wide sterling silver cuff bracelet with hand stamped Japanese fan pattern. Size large. 6.4 x 5 x 3.8 cm. Click here for more work by this artist
Stamped sterling silver cuff bracelet with border. Size large.

Matthieu Cheminée

$527.00
Stamped sterling silver cuff bracelet with border. Size large. 7 x 5.5 x 2 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a bubble of diamonds set in 18k gold.

Matthieu Cheminee

$2,331.00
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a bubble of diamonds set in 18k gold.  Size 6.75  Click here for more work by this artist
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,805.00
Diamonds and green sapphires glow in these 18k yellow gold earrings. 0.7 x 3 x 0.2 cm Click here for more work by this artist
Stamped sterling silver ring. A band of diamonds and 18kt yellow gold joins two asymmetrical square ends.

Matthieu Cheminee

$640.00
Stamped sterling silver ring. A band of diamonds and 18kt yellow gold joins two asymmetrical square ends.  Size 7  Click here for more work by this artist
Sterling silver cuff, stamped with a geometric pattern. Within the pattern, there is a subtle texture in the oxidized spaces between the bright silver lines.

Matthieu Cheminee

$1,015.00
Sterling silver cuff, stamped with a geometric pattern. Within the pattern, there is a subtle texture in the oxidized spaces between the bright silver lines. Size medium. Click here for more work...
Stamped sterling silver ring. Two rounded ends meet in the middle, each capped with diamonds and 18k gold.

Matthieu Cheminee

$1,429.00
Stamped sterling silver ring. Two rounded ends meet in the middle, each capped with diamonds and 18k gold. Size 7.25  Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of yellow sapphires and 18k gold.

Matthieu Cheminee

$1,354.00
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of yellow sapphires and 18k gold.  Size 7  Click here for more work by this artist
Sterling silver cuff adorned with a 18k gold bar motif with diamonds

Matthieu Cheminee

$1,542.00
Sterling silver cuff adorned with a 18k gold bar motif with diamonds. Size small  Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver ring

Matthieu Cheminee

$264.00
Hand stamped sterling silver ring Size 10.25  Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace.  5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.

Matthieu Cheminee

$414.00
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace. 5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.  Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver earrings with 18K yellow gold posts and diamond detail.   4 x 2cm

Matthieu Cheminee

$640.00
Hand stamped sterling silver earrings with long 18k yellow gold wires and cinched by a diamond detail. 4 x 2cm  Click here for more work by this artist 
Hand stamped sterling silver cuff.  6 x 4.5 cm. Would fit a small wrist.

Matthieu Cheminee

$489.00
Hand stamped sterling silver cuff. 6 x 4.5 cm. Would fit a small wrist.   Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver ring with rutilated quartz and diamonds set in 18k gold

Matthieu Cheminee

$2,406.00
Exceptional in its design, the hand-stamped sterling silver sides open underneath and are lined with an 18k gold rim. The faceted rutilated quartz is surrounded by a neat channel of diamonds set in 18k yellow...
Hand stamped ring in sterling silver and yellow gold

Matthieu Cheminée

$1,805.00
Hand stamped ring in sterling silver and yellow gold. The asymmetrical rounded ends in 18k are studded with diamonds. 2 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm. Size 6.5 Click here for more work...
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace

Matthieu Cheminee

$414.00
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace. Two rectangular forms are joined at either end with a bend in the middle, creating a hollow form. 6.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm, on...
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace. This square pendant has a line of 18k yellow gold and diamonds.

Matthieu Cheminee

$903.00
Hand stamped sterling silver necklace. This square pendant has a line of 18k yellow gold and diamonds. 1.4 x 1.4 cm x 0.3, on a 20" wheat chain.  Click here...
Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée

$715.00
Hand stamped sterling silver and 18k gold with a line of diamonds. 1.9 x 1.9 x 1 cm. Size 6. Click here for more work by this artist
Hand stamped sterling silver ring.  Size 10.75

Matthieu Cheminee

$226.00
Hand stamped sterling silver ring. 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm Size 10.75  Click here for more work by this artist