The FoundersCamille Louise Jewellery
Camille Louise Merré
Swiss jewellery designer Camille Louise spent her formative years between Denmark and Switzerland. Born in France in 1995, she grew up in a creative household surrounded by her parents’ passion for the arts, classical music, and engineering.
She inherited her cultural background from her father, Jean-Louis Merré, awarded from “Les Beaux-Arts du Mans” and her mother’s ancestors: among them, Fernand Josse, who studied engineering and arts at Centrale in Paris, and Adèle Sophie Lefèbvre, married to the Count & Minister Nicolas Martin du Nord, Commander of the Légion d’Honneur. She was the model for the renowned Geneva artist and sculptor, James Pradier, for the statue representing the city of Lille in 1837, situated on the place of La Concorde in Paris.
This deep level of passion has been passed down from generation to generation and left a lasting impression on Camille, who knew she would embark on her creative journey one day.
During her Swiss Maturity studies, she attended Central St Martins School College of Arts & Design in London to specialize in jewellery design and created her first rainbow jewellery collection in 2014 for her final project. She then went on to study political sciences and art history at the University of Geneva. In parallel, she participated at the Sothebys’ jewellery auctions and the internationally renowned high-end watches and jewellery fair S.I.H.H (now Watches & Wonders) in Switzerland.
Further on, she took on the role of sales assistant in Copenhagen for Shamballa Jewels and then at Frédérique Constant in Geneva, Switzerland as their International Public Relations Manager attending the Baselworld fair in 2018. The same year, with her mother Aline d’Ambricourt, they traveled back to Sri Lanka and decided to start the first collection of Camille Louise Jewellery.
Camille holds a GIA AJP diploma and leads the production team as the creative director of the brand.
Aline d’Ambricourt, the mother of Camille Louise Merré, has dedicated most of her life to her international music harpsichordist career spanning 30 years. Aline was born in 1967 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She was educated in Versailles and awarded a baccalauréat in biology and mathematics.
Aline learned music and piano when she was four years old with her mother, Jacqueline Josse. Her admiration for the German composer and musician J.S Bach (1685-1757), inspired her to play the harpsichord at the age of eight and her passion for playing the musical instrument continued to grow until this very day. She first met Camille’s father, the late Jean-Louis Merré, (an interior designer and talented painter), in 1994 after travelling back from Sri Lanka. The purpose of Jean-Louis’s visit was to start an art exhibition and create his jewellery line.
In 1998, Aline launched clavecin.com, a website dedicated to her lifelong musical career as musician, author, artistic director, and producer. Among her numerous concerts, she played in château de Chambord, château de Versailles, Paris Sainte-Chapelle, London (Fenton House), Roma (Palacio Della Cancelleria), Venice (Foundation Querini Stampalia), in Monaco at the Theater of Variety, at the Fredensborg Palace on the invitation of H.R.H the Queen of Denmark in 2004. In 1996, she played a live concert at the French Alliance in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, broadcasted on national TV.
In 2012, Aline created the Harpsichord Foundation based in Geneva’s old town, promoting the historical music keyboards’ craftsmanship values. She participated in 2014 at the international platform Horyou social network platform in Cannes during the International Film Festival.
Her documentary film (52′) « Domenico Scarlatti the Timeless » broadcasted on WDR in 2016.
She now dedicates her experience as CEO of Camille Louise Jewellery S.à.r.l.