In 1827 Mr. Rocher established a jewelry workshop in the Rue Greneta in central Paris and the company survived for over 40 years until it was taken over in 1869 by Jean Baptiste Noury who became a business partner to Rocher early on. Four years later Noury exhibited at the World Fair in Vienna and again at the Paris ‘Exposition Universelle’ in 1878 just two years after Noury’s nephew Georges Mauboussin joined the firm as an apprentice. Later Mauboussin went to complete an internship with Debacq before returning to business. Then in 1883, shortly there after, he took over the management of the workshop at 21. Mauboussin finally bought the company in 1898. The company continued to grow and in the early 1920’s Georges’ son Pierre joined his father in the business. In 1923 they moved to Rue de Choiseul. At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs they were awarded a Gold Medal. In 1928 Mauboussin organized the first of three exhibitions held in their Paris showroom featuring emeralds. Rubies and diamonds followed in 1930 and 1931 respectively. Pierre began opening branches in New York, Buenos Aires, and London. The crash of the stock market in 1929 forced the New York boutique to close yet inspired a successful collaboration with Trabert & Hoeffer. Trading as Trabert & Hoeffer – Mauboussin which relocated to Park Avenue and between 1936 and 1953 continued to operate. Marcel Goulet (nephew of Jean Baptiste Noury) joined the firm in Paris. Marcel was joined in business by his son Jean Goulet who in 1942 took control after Pierre Mauboussin left. This was the same time that René Sim Lacaze began working and in 1946 theymoved to the Place Vendôme. A separate boutique was opened in 1955 selling less expensive jewels. In 1962 Pierre Mauboussin and Jean Goulet agreed that his family would add the Mauboussin name to their own, becoming Goulet-Mauboussin. Jean’s sons Alain and Patrick entered the company in 1972 and 1975. They continued the business for thirty years and opened new branches in Paris and abroad. They also began to work on collections, some featuring other companies such as Richard Mille. The company was bought in 2002 by Dominique Fremont and continues in New York, Europe, Asia, and Africa.