Jean Warnis was born in France in 1920 and began operating as an independent jewelry in the 1930s. After some time on his own he was courted by the larger brands and began designing in the background shadows. This allowed him to focus on design and he picked up accounts with brands like Chaumet, Trifari, Harry Winston, and many others. This allowed his creativity to run and he began crafting retro, modern, and contemporary pieces. He passed away in 2016.