Séverine Balanqueux founded Titlee in 2005 when she came back home from her honeymoon in South India. She wanted to create a timeless and effortless collection of accessories, as delicate, light and subtly colored as a butterfly – Titlee is the word for butterfly in Hindi. She also wanted this collection to be entirely made in France, in collaboration with talented craftsmen, and comprised mainly of permanent and classic styles.
From day to day, along the year, Séverine is inspired by the people she meets and the travels she makes. She collects ideas, pictures, words or landscapes. She finds its main creative DNA and energy in New York. This bright and lively city inspires a lot Titlee’s collections, and almost each piece of jewelry is named after a street or neighborhood in the Big Apple. Children’s illustration is also an endless source of inspiration for her. Each season, a new collection symbolizes the brilliant conclusion of her roaming creativity, presenting jewels she would would love to wear.
Titlee mixes unique gold chains with cut engraved or enameled pieces, creating surprising colorful associations. Hypoallergenic and gilded with gold 24K (1 micron of gold, 3 microns for rings) on brass, made in Paris, the greatest care is taken to make each Titlee piece of jewelry an unique and special object to own.