Catherine Lévy, who created Dorette, was born in Paris where she has lived and worked ever since. At a very young age, she would make jewellery from whatever was close at hand. These tendencies naturally directed her to Les Ateliers, where she studied design. Catherine has always travelled extensively, especially to India. Dazzled by the profusion and the beauty of jewellery worn in the streets, she dreamed of creations mixing Indian techniques and traditional forms from French provinces. She searched for, and found, precious and semi-precious stones, coarsely cut, that she chose for their colours and forms. The multi-coloured stones, both modest and precious, set in gold and silver, diffuse a singular murmur and are always cheerful company. Each one is different, neither ancient nor modern.