Leslie Manas Jean Huffenus' Profile
Celebrating Life’s milestones and sensibilities, our expressive jewelry and lockets are made by French metalsmith Jean who mastered his craft in Paris and Geneva before teaming up with design partner and muse Leslie. We met in a mirror’s reflection....
Originators of fluidly styled artistry that's impeccably crafted, we have been pro bono mentors to an international cast of aspiring jewelers since our studio's 1985 founding, and have truly enjoyed learning from them too!
Our raison d'être: Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing for long years.... D.H. Lawrence
Confusion about our duo’s who’s-who happens all the time. Jean’s Parisian; his co-designing 'queen' Leslie, as he calls her/me, is fluent in French~
- Joined March 8, 2008
sterling silver, Argentium sterling silver, 14K gold, 18K gold, diamonds, precious gemstones, semi precious gemstones, patinaed patinas, leather cord, lavender flowers, dried lavender, faceted gemstones, cabochon gemstones