Fine Jewelry Designer Janet Deleuse began working in the family jewelry business following her marriage to gemologist Jeff Deleuse. She put a degree in molecular biology aside to embrace her true passion for art and design, which she had cultivated since childhood.
By 1982, her love of the hand processes in creating artwork had blossomed into designing magnificent, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry—earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings—that have been featured in WWD, Town & Country, The Robb Report and Lustre Magazines, among others.
The designer's exclusive hand fabricated pieces are widely recognized for classic lines and fine quality gems, including pearls and flawless VVS, VS and E-F diamonds set in 18k gold or platinum, as well a penchant for monochromatic styling—"I like clean lines, says Deleuse, even if the design is intricate."
In addition, the designer has expanded into couture outerwear and accessories with a collection of pearl evening bags, pearl belts, silk scarves, jackets, evening and casual outerwear; all handcrafted in the San Francisco Bay area and offered under the Janet Deleuse label.
The Deleuse Skincare Collection has recently been launched featuring 100% organic, vegan, cruelty free products including restorative night creams and facial masks. All the ingredients are based on the healing properties of natural oils. All are formulated and hand-made by Janet.
Family owned and operated Deleuse Jewelers was established in 1934 by John Deleuse, a master watchmaker and graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Horologie de Cluses. In 1945, he opened the first family-owned and operated boutique in his hometown of Nice, France; relocated to San Francisco in 1951.
Janet and Jeff Deleuse opened Deleuse Jewelers in Fairfax, California in 1982, and continue the brand's mission to offer the most uniquely elegant jewelry, using the worlds finest gems and employing the highest quality craftsmanship in addition to the Deleuse Label accessories, outerwear and skin care products.
Janet Deleuse is an accepted member of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group, a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and design.
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B.S. Molecular Biology / Stanford Continuing Studies in Art History, Comparative Literature
- Saul Bell International Jewelry Award Judge, 2015
- Past Board Marin Advocates for Children, 2014
- Contributing Writer and Featured Designer in Jane Merrill's book "I Love Those Earrings" 2014
- Contributor to “Cartier & America” Exhibit at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2010-2011
- Contemporary Jewelers Designer Group, accepted member
- Janet Deleuse Couture Featured in Britex Newsletter, San Francisco, 2012
- "Fashion & Impressionism" research paper written in Spring 2011; for exhibit
- Cartier Achievement Award presented June 2009
- Women's Jewelry Association Award January 2009
- Contributing Writer for LUXX International Jewelry Magazine, 2009-2010