Welcome backstage to the corridors of my creations, where everything takes shapes from the heights of the latin Quarter.
Below a zinc covered roof, the atelier shelters my tools and primary material: blocks of wax, files, chisels, knives, spades and more allow me to sculpt each prototype, ready for the foundry where we create a mold that will cradle the liquid of precious metal.
Final phase: each piece is polished with various intensities to create brillance and harmony. Each piece is signed.
At my workbench, I seek to capture a movement, to reawaken a beauty of ancient time and translate it to the modern state of mind, to weld a symbol of companionship of love.
Each challenge is a renaissance.
Every detail counts
dedicated to creating jewelry
the time needed to conceive a piece
40 grammes (1.4 oz)
the average weight in silver of each ring
100 % made to measure
it is possible to create unique pieces upon request
Jean Christophe MALAVAL
My work is a permanent search: to discover an anatomy within the metal, recreate a primate energy, that of chtonic, devine force, primordial myths, rediscover the bodies own force, rekindle desire.It is also to acknowledge onces other, this absent familiar entity that tourments from time to time. (« There is always something absent that tourments me ». Letter of C.Claudel to A.Rodin, 1886).
My creations are worn like a lambent flame, creatures, playing lightly and gracefully between my fingers, shimmering upon my skin. Beautiful pieces, without age honed in hommage of the natural world.
Each creation is imagined with the requirements worthy of the discipline
A few words from followers and fans
I fell in love with a ring created by Jean Christophe Malaval. I was looking for a unique piece, reflective of my personality. I now own this piece and wear it with pride and great esteem.
Wearing Jean Christophe Malaval rings one is emblazoned. They are a natural extension of the hand, whispering a story, giving rythme and grace to each movement.
When I wear a Jean Christophe Malaval ring , I have the impression that what encircles my finger is alive. These rings are fascinating and truly uncommon.
I am a fan of the universe of Jean Christophe Malaval because it is simply and exquisitely out of the ordinary. Each piece fulfills a true conception of genuine artistry in jewelry. This gift is of great rarity in our Society that all to seldom dares to risk.
Jean Christophe Malaval’s rings are original, luminous, melding forms and fantasy. When one wears one of his pieces life is taken ups notch.
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