Marie Poniatowski always admired her grandmother’s style, she affectionately called her “Ama”, the diminutive of Amacci, “grandmother” in Basque. To pay tribute to this exceptional, elegant woman she created a collection in her honor.
It is also to anchor her heritage and culture that she dedicated this collection to her.
Rich in history, the briolette diamond instinctively became the starting point and central element of the line. The briolette is a teardrop cut stone, entirely faceted to reflect light. Louis VII is believed to have given his wife the largest and oldest known briolette. She in turn left the diamond to her son Richard the Lionheart. Legend has it that he brought it with him as protection when he went to fight in the third crusade.