Paris is enchanting, boundless with inspiration. From her tree-shaded boulevards to her cobblestone neighborhoods lined with cafés, she is charming and captivating. Her physical beauty is unmatched, and she reveals something new with every encounter.
Traveling and exploring the great cities of the world has a profound influence on my style. My experiences with the art, architecture and culture of these unique places continues to shape how I express myself as a designer. The creative process, while challenging at times, fascinates me. There is nothing quite like walking through the streets of Paris and having an idea come into my head and trying despartley to capture it on paper before it fades away. It’s an elusive and surreal experience. And I love it! — Christopher
A Paris Gallery
Few cities are as recognizable by so many visual clues. The Eiffel Tower… the Louvre… Sacré-Coeur… Notre Dame…. The list of sights that instantly define Paris at a glance goes ever on. Even something as simple as a “Metro” sign immediately identifies this unique place.
For staff photographer David Smith, a recent return trip to Paris was a big opportunity:
My initial visits to Paris occurred in early spring, often even before the gardens had started to bloom. The weather we experienced on those visits was frequently cool and cloudy—once we even had sleet! September turned out to be an ideal time to revisit Paris, and I was fortunate enough to capture a better sense of this remarkable city. The photos above are from multiple trips since 2000. — David
My Paris Designs
Paris is a feast for the eyes. Approach any monument, museum, apartment building—even a subway entrance—and you’ll find a surface rich in detail. I have incorporated many of these details into my designs.
The numerous gardens—large and small—which one encounters all over the city, are another source of inspiration for me. This bright patch of irises and lilies gave rise to Jardin Elysées.
Old meets new in many places in Paris, but there’s no more striking example then IM Pei’s contemporary entrance to the venerable Musée du Louvre. This appealing juxtaposition inspired out popular Harmony pendant.
Paris also inspires many of Christian Caine’s bridal designs. Clean, elegant lines define the Paris collection, and many designs offer opportunities to and a personal touch to your ring.
Does Paris hold a special place in your heart? Our custom design team can help you instill a custom design with memories of your own visits there.
Shop — Inspiration: Paris
Christian Caine introduced our first Paris-inspired designs more than twenty years ago. Here is our current selection. Click on any of designs below to find out more about them.