|A. E. Köchert
Birks & Sons
Black, Starr & Frost
Carl Wagner and Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi
John Rubel Co.
Marcus & Co.
Mellerio dits Meller
Oscar Heyman & Bros
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Born in Geneva, Louis-David Duval started his career as a silversmith in London with his brother François-Jean Duval. François-Jean will become King George III’s appointed jeweller while Louis-David will move to St Petersburg in 1753.
There, Louis-David Duval opened a workshop and soon became the court jeweller responsible for Empress Catherine the Great’s personal commissions and for Emperor Paul I daughters’ wedding parures. During four years, he also worked in association with another renowned Russian court jeweller, Jérémie Pauzié.
His two sons, Jacob and Jean-François, joined him and took over his workshop in 1800. One year later, they created the small coronation crown of Empress Elizabeth, wife of Emperor Alexander I.
Some of their jewels are displayed at the Hermitage and the Kremlin Armoury Museums.