Makovsky was born in Russia in 1884. Later he fled the Revolution in Russia to Paris. He learned how to inlay gemstones like no other and quickly many of the big jewelry houses in Paris wanted his skills. Houses including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Lacloche Frères during the 1920s and 30s sold pieces inlaid by Makovsky. With the big Parisian brands selling his work it made its way accross the atlantic to other brands such as Black, Starr & Frost and Charlton & Co. Charlton and Co focused and spent more with Makovsky and he created exception al works. Some notable pieces include a clock retailed by Charlton. Sadly much of his work which went unsigned and the ones that did were characterized by a black M. His works continued strongly from 1920 to the mid 1930's when objects of art began to fall from fashion.