Rene Foy worked began his career as a Art Nouveau Parisian jeweler around 1885. He began designing and crafting Art Nouveau jewels before increasing her skill and craftmanship. By the Paris International Exhibition in 1900 Rene was greatly praised for his excellent work attracting the attention of many important buyers. By 1901 the Paris correspondent took note and described how Rene's jewels were in many of the Parisian houses. Though much of the jewelry has not turned up over the years and little is known about the career path we do know he was a notable presence in French jewelry using enameled gold and carved ivory. By 1903 he was being mentioned with Lalique, Fouquet, and Vever as pioneers. His designs featured mostly figures and designs and he was against the use of gem set pieces. He was quite outspoken about this belief as well being quoted in multiple publications at the time criticizing heavy gemstone pieces.