THE EARLY DAYS
The story of Louise Damas begins during her French Language and Literature major. At that time, Louise was introduced to sculpture, where she rediscovered her long-standing love of handiwork. And then one day, all of a sudden, from sculpture comes her desire to make her own jewelry. A jewelry that corresponds to her desires of the moment. Sat on the floor of her apartment, as she still likes to do today, Louise gives life to her ideas. A pair of pliers, pearls, a few chains, an audio book in her ears... Little by little, her Parisian apartment takes on the appearance of a workshop.
"What I think is great about jewelry is that you make it your own: you create your own vision of it, you match it with your style, and everyone makes it a very personal story."
From selling at designer markets to opening an Instagram account and then a website, the many orders are shaking up Louise's life. Soon, she will have to choose between the security of her studies and her passion for creation. In 2012, convinced that nothing is impossible, she decides to embark on the adventure and create her jewelry self-taught. The first chapter of the Louise Damas brand had just been written.
Revisiting the world
Louise finds inspiration in what surrounds her. Her readings on a café terrace, a vintage cufflink, an ancient blue borrowed from a toile de Jouy, the details of a work of art, the women she meets and the timeless female icons. From the first creations guided by the heroines of literature, Louise Damas is today a plural collection that invites each woman to write her own story.
Louise Damas is also the adventure of a persevering young woman who trained herself by meeting professionals and craftsmen to give life to her ideas. Whether it be setting, welding or working with metal, it is by their side that Louise acquires the necessary know-how to create her increasingly sophisticated collections. Today, supported by a team of craftsmen, she creates her collections in accordance with her human and environmental values.
6 rue du Château d'Eau: a shared adventure
One day, Louise met Claire, the luminous creator of the leather goods brand Fauvette Paris. Together in 2015, they created a unique place: a workshop-boutique where they exhibit and make their creations right in front of the curious. Welcome to Passage Doré: a concept-store in their image that contains their own creations and all the curiosities they find and assemble in a common universe.
In a few words...
More than just timeless jewelry, Louise Damas is an indefinite style with plural inspirations and a feminist spirit. These are essentials that we love to wear every day because they know how to highlight us so well. But also signature hoop earrings, Louise's "little obsession" for this style of earrings that dance with each of our steps. Jewelry that tells the story of the women who wear it and writes with them the stories to come.
In 2022, Louise Damas signs 10 years of history.
10 years of jewelry, splendid icons and beautiful heroines of everyday life. 10 years of women's stories but above all 10 years of memories.
2012.The first welding lessons with a friend of his grandfather.
2013.The first shootings made with Louise's lifelong friends.
2014.Her sister Jeanne becomes the muse of her eponymous collection.
2015.The opening of the boutique with Claire from Fauvette Paris.
2016.The first collection in vermeil is unveiled: Thalie.
2017.Louise’s last year modeling her golden creations alone.
2018.The shooting of the Henriette collection and the first collaboration with a communication agency.
2019.The opening of the first Louise Damas offices.
2020.The customization of jewelry is born with the arrival of the engraving service.
2021.Clip-on earrings arrive in our collections.
2022.The Louise Damas brand celebrates its 10th anniversary in every streets.