Sophie Hoehlinger was introduced to me by Frédéric Mane, the famous jewellery designer of Place Vendôme. Our meeting was in a magnificent hotel not far from the famous square: Le Meurice, renowned not only for its luxury and étoilé restaurants, but also because it used to be in the past the hotel of artists and thinkers. We can also say that the hotel itself is a real piece of art: its ancient opulence is so well harmonized with Philippe Starck chic and Salvador Dalì’s surrealism.
In this evocative and suggestive scenery, I met Sophie. She created her own Maison Hoehl’s after a career in the healthcare industry. This new adventure in the jewellery world is a real fusion between her engagement for the health and the passion for high jewellery and more particularly for precious stones. She chose this name for her Maison for two reasons: firstly, because it comes from her surname, but above-all because this term in German means “cave”, a place where you can find stones, discover treasures and awaken energies.
Sophie cultivated a passion for the stones since her childhood, and this love never left her. However, it was a big challenge for her to reconvert into the field of jewellery, learning new things and change her environment completely. But this was also an injection of energy and positive vibes like her wellness jewels. When she met Frédéric Mané, she already had a clear idea: create therapeutic and stylistically refined jewels. All the “Genesis” collection has been designed by Frédéric Mané in close collaboration with Sophie and the famous sculptor artist on precious materials Jothi Seroj.