Matthieu Cheminee

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    Sapphire neckpiece

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $2,600.00
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    Necklace of handstamped sterling silver with orange sapphires set in 18k gold on a leather neckring.

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    Hand stamped sterling silver cuff with fire opals, sapphires and diamonds set in 18k gold.

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $6,000.00
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    Deeply impressive hand-stamped sterling silver cuff with countless  sapphires, opals, fire opals and diamonds in all cuts and sizes. The composition creates such dynamic energy they seem in motion, set in large 18k gold cleft.

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with rutilated quartz and diamonds set in 18k gold

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $3,200.00
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    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 gold.

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    Pendant by Matthieu Cheminee

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $650.00
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    Hand stamped and oxidized sterling silver ellipse pendant with a row of diamonds set in 18k gold.

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    Cuff bracelet in sterling silver with stamped fan pattern - medium

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $600.00
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    Cuff bracelet in sterling silver with a hand-stamped fan pattern - medium

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    Cuff bracelet in sterling silver with stamped fan pattern - medium

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $600.00
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    Cuff bracelet in sterling silver with stamped fan pattern - medium

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    Necklace with black spinels set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $550.00
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    Necklace with black spinels set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

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    Necklace with pink sapphires set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $550.00
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    Necklace with pink sapphires set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

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    Necklace with black spinels set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $550.00
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    Necklace with black spinels set in sterling silver around a stamped pattern.

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    Ring with 4 diamonds in 18 k gold setting. Sterling silver band.stamped.  Size 7.5
    Ring with 4 diamonds in 18 k gold setting. Sterling silver band.stamped.  Size 7.5
    Ring with 4 diamonds in 18 k gold setting. Sterling silver band.stamped.  Size 7.5

    Matthieu Cheminée

    Regular price $570.00
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    Ring with 4 diamonds in 18 k gold setting. Sterling silverband.stamped.

    Size 7.5

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    Hand stamped sterling silver cuff.  6 x 4.5 cm. Would fit a small wrist.
    Hand stamped sterling silver cuff.  6 x 4.5 cm. Would fit a small wrist.

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $650.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver cuff.

    6 x 4.5 cm. Would fit a small wrist. 

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    Matthieu Cheminee

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $590.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver cufflinks with 18K yellow gold and black spinel detail.

    1.5 x 0.9cm

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    Hand stamped 18K yellow gold earrings with diamond detail.   3.5 x 2cm

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $1,750.00
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    Hand stamped 18K yellow gold earrings with diamond detail. 

    3.5 x 2cm

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    Hand stamped sterling silver earrings with 18K yellow gold posts and diamond detail.   4 x 2cm

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $750.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver earrings with long 18k yellow gold wires and cinched by a diamond detail.

    4 x 2cm

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    Hand stamped sterling silver necklace.  5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.
    Hand stamped sterling silver necklace.  5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.
    Hand stamped sterling silver necklace.  5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver necklace.

    5 x 1 x 1cm on a 18" chain.

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    Matthieu Cheminee
    Matthieu Cheminee

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of light blue sapphires. 

    Size 6

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of pink sapphires.   Size 6.5
    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of pink sapphires.   Size 6.5

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of pink sapphires. 

    Size 6.5

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a moonstone.   Size 6.5
    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a moonstone.   Size 6.5

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $290.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a moonstone. 

    Size 6.5

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with black spinels.   Size 6.5
    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with black spinels.   Size 6.5

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with black spinels. 

    Size 6.5

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of light pink sapphires.   Size 6
    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of light pink sapphires.   Size 6

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a line of light pink sapphires. 

    Size 6

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    Hand stamped 18k gold ring featuring a tear-drop fire opal. Size 7.5 - 8
    Hand stamped 18k gold ring featuring a tear-drop fire opal. Size 7.5 - 8
    Hand stamped 18k gold ring featuring a tear-drop fire opal. Size 7.5 - 8

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $3,350.00
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    Hand stamped 18k gold ring featuring a tear-drop fire opal.

    Size 7.5 - 8

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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring featuring a carnelian set in a 18k gold bezel.   Size 7
    Hand stamped sterling silver ring featuring a carnelian set in a 18k gold bezel.   Size 7

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $700.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring featuring a carnelian set in an 18k gold bezel. 

    Size 7

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    diamond ring
    ring back
    Matthieu Cheminee

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $2,350.00
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     An unusual diamond channel-set ring in squared outline form in 18k yellow gold. Note the patterned sterling silver ring shank; size 7.

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    Hand stamped sterling silver with a row of light yellow sapphires.  Size 6.5
    Hand stamped sterling silver with a row of light yellow sapphires.  Size 6.5

    Matthieu Cheminee

    Regular price $370.00
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    Hand stamped sterling silver ring with a row of light yellow sapphires. 

    Size 6.5

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    “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". 

    Through that time, I developed a style of metalsmithing using stamps that I call Stampclastic. Stamping holds a special place in my heart; it is a technique that can be done anywhere. Stamps can be made out of recycled pieces of steel, old chisel or such. It is also a technique used all around the world. Most of the time the design is a geometrical shape, often with a special meaning, and used as an accent to decorate the metal. 

    I have been using this technique for over 20 years and developed my own form of stamping by creating patterns that fill the entire piece of metal. Over the years my stamped design evolved; my recent pieces are made of those patterns that are then anticlastically shaped (that give a comfort fit to the pieces) into bracelets and rings. “Stampclastic” as I call it is a tribute to all the jewelers around the world who transform any old piece of steel into tools or any piece of metal into beautiful jewelry.

    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.”

    To read an interview with Matthieu on Art Jewelry Forum about his background, career and work in Africa click here