Lorenz Bäumer Celebrates 30 Years of Hıgh Jewelry Creatıon ın New Book

The book BÄUMER: 30 ANS DE CREATION celebrates some of the most high-profile works— Princess Charlene’s tiara, the Mikado jewel, the Astrolabe jewel, a meteorite ring, an academician’s sword— by the designer and explores the close connection his work has fostered with his clientele.

The contributors are as varied as his designs, hailing from the arts, gastronomy, business, or those who count Baümer as a close acquaintance. Chef Alain Ducasse, American interior designer Kelly Wearstler,  Diana Picasso, French art historian and granddaughter of Pablo, and French author and journalist Phillippe Labro are among the personalities featured in the tome, which displays Philippe Garcia’s photos and Paul-Henry Bizon’s words which helped Bäumer craft the narrative.

The process of collaboration equally enthuses Bäumer. “I love having guests come in and create one-of-a-kind pieces for them. A good example is the tiara I designed for Princess Charlene of Monaco when she married Prince Albert. This is one of my best memories because it was an extraordinary moment. My design was picked among designs presented by major jewelry houses,” he continued. Indeed, not many can still claim bespoke styles for royalty. His reputation has led to such distinctions as Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2004 and then Officer in 2009. He became a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur in 2010.

For this holiday season, Bäumer collaborated with the famous pâtissier Hugues Pouget of Hugo & Victor on a special bûche de noel. “We expressed our creativity in a Christmas cake shaped like the Colonne Vendome, inspired by our salons at 19, Place Vendome, where we have a collection of 150 photographs on display of the famous column dating back to 1850,” he said of the limited-edition confectionery. He also boasts collaborations with Hermès, Cartier, Gucci, Piaget, Bernardaud, Swarovski, Baccarat, Omega, and Disney.

Bäumer sticks to tradition regarding his choice of diamonds, preferring to see the wonder of the natural world and connecting to that energy. “My designs always feature natural diamonds because I am extremely fond of what nature gives us. Through our knowledge and our know-how, we transform them into something extraordinary that links us to the universe,” he explained.

Bäumer is focused on expanding the brand worldwide for the next decade and beyond. On the retail front, he has recently opened a flagship store in Doha, Qatar, and broadened his wholesale reach to doors such as Printemps and the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barth, with more on the horizon. He is also steadily building the Bäumer Design studio, established in 2022, to collaborate with other brands and luxury houses on their mission for unique designs and advertisements.