Emile Froment Meurice
Emile was the son of François-Désiré Froment-Meurice and succeeded his father in the family business after his fathers death. At first the workshop had transferred to his mother who ran and improved the workshop before her son took the helm in 1859. He made is major debut at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1867 showing off the traditional style of jewelry. He pushed the neo-Renaissance and Romantic styles through the turn of the century. After such time he began to work in experimental designs creating a modified Art Nouveau style. His work can be seen in sculptures but, more importantly, in jewelry.