Etienne Perret, the designer jeweler of Camden, Maine USA, has grown beyond the borders of his town and state, and is reaching the world over to supply some of the finest retailers with his unique vision of colored diamond, gold and platinum jewelry.
His summer retreat to Maine from the academic rigors of the University of Vermont in Burlington acquainted Etienne Perret with the picturesque coastal town of Camden Maine in 1973. The magnetic charm of this town pulled at him after he returned to Vermont. Visions of carving a life out of the rugged coastline of Maine pursued Etienne until he gave up his academic studies, and at the tender age of 19 loaded his possessions into his little truck and sought his dream. In Camden he rented a little shop and pursued his hobby of silversmithing, selling his wares to the general public and making custom pieces for those that enjoyed his fusion of art, fashion and jewelry.
Etienne Perret now holds a Bachelor of fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a graduate gemologists degree from the Gemological institute of America. Amongst countless other awards and recognitions, he has won two Diamonds of Distinction awards, and has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Diamonds international Design Competition. His works have been featured by the Platinum Guild International for his innovative uses of Platinum in jewelry and his knowledge and exceptional use of colored diamonds has been sourced in numerous jewelry industry publications.
A combination of unique vision, marketing savvy, and a lot of hard work has allowed Etienne Perret and Company to grow internationally. His work can be viewed in fine retail stores such as I. Gorman and Hamilton Hill. The son of Swiss parents, Etienne naturally incorporates a European design sense with an American flair for fashion in all that he does.
Etienne lives in the coastal Maine town of Camden, overlooking Camden harbor with his wife, Kathani. They have three children, Allison and John Carroll from Kathani’s previous marriage and Michael born in 1984.