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  • Prince Dimitri

    from New York City, NY

    Spectacular jewelry with a sense of joy and playfulness

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About Prince Dimitri

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia grew up on the grounds of Versailles, studied law in Paris and worked at Sotheby's for 18 years. His family is known for their jewels—he counts queens and a grand duchess as ancestors—and had shown an interest in them from an early age. As a student, he spent hours looking into the windows of the jewelers in the Place Vendôme. Asked why he became a jeweler, he answers, “Why not? It's the only thing I know.”

The Prince specializes in arrangements of stunning gemstones, often with personal stories behind them, as in a necklace made with amethysts that had been given to his great-grandmother, Queen Elena of Italy, by Alexander III of Russia.

His inspirations are as eclectic as the city he calls home. “I am an avid student of history and the decorative arts of all periods,” he says. “Greek geometry, the Middle Ages, India, African Ashanti symbols—you name it.”

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