GL Altesse support "All Against Cancer" association
May 05, 2022
GL Altesse support "All Against Cancer" association
In order to support the Association Tout Le Monde Contre le Cancer, GL Altesse has joined forces with the UBH (Union de la Bijouterie et de l'Horlogerie) to create a unique bracelet. A true symbol of solidarity and made in France in the Ardèche workshops of GL Altesse, the bracelet is composed of a brass heart in which the ribbon of the fight against cancer is formed. The bracelet - worth 10€ - was sold on Mother's Day. The profits were donated to the association.
GL Altesse support "All Against Cancer" association
The history of Altesse and Georgettes jewellery in video
January 28, 2022
The history of Altesse and Georgettes jewellery in video
A passion for jewellery. A unique know-how. A French production for more than a century, born in the Ardèche in the Vallée du Bijou and of which we are proud. Discover the beautiful story of Altesse and its creations Les Georgettes in video.
 
Many thanks to SVP, Francéclat, Les Bijoux Précieux and the agency Les Gens et Vous.
 
Watch the video here.
The history of Altesse and Georgettes jewellery in video
Eric Lefranc, the Altesse group President, guest on Europe 1
December 17, 2021
Eric Lefranc, the Altesse group President, guest on Europe 1
Eric Lefranc was the guest on the "La France Bouge" programme dedicated to fine French companies on Europe 1. On the agenda: jewellery, a healthy segment, a few days before Christmas.
"To please oneself", a notion that is more important than ever in this period of health crisis and one of the elements explaining the interest that the French have today in buying jewellery. In this sense, Eric Lefranc testifies to the perennial activity of the Altesse group, a company that is well established in France and focused on accessible and costume jewellery (silver, gold-plated, gilded, silver-plated), in particular with the Saunier brand and the Les Georgettes brand, which represents 25% of costume jewellery sales in France (among the HBJO), for its innovative concept of customisable jewellery thanks to reversible leathers.
For Eric Lefranc, the success of Les Georgettes is based on three major criteria: customisation, the possibility of accumulating and collecting jewellery thanks to the reusable leathers designed in the Vitré workshops, and the fact that nearly 80% of its products are manufactured in the Ardèche.
As the leading employer and manufacturer in France in the accessible jewellery sector, with 150 craftsmen in Ardèche and some twenty workers in Paris in the FONTAAS workshops, Altesse is developing a very dense activity. Many projects are underway, notably with the takeover of Agatha. "The priority is to revive the boutiques and reposition the brand's territory," says Eric Lefranc. 
You can watch the whole programme here.
Eric Lefranc, the Altesse group President, guest on Europe 1
A new certification for Les Georgettes
November 24, 2021
A new certification for Les Georgettes
Based on two major criteria, namely the guarantee of a product made essentially or entirely in France and ensuring that at least 50% of the unit cost is made locally, the Origine France Garantie certification n°95254 has just been awarded to the Les Georgettes brand by Altesse, a Renaissance GL group.

We are very proud of this award, a guarantee of the quality of our French know-how, passed down from generation to generation in our Ardèche workshops.
A new certification for Les Georgettes
Eric LEFRANC reçoit le prix de l'Entrepreneur au salon du Made in France
November 11, 2021
Eric LEFRANC reçoit le prix de l'Entrepreneur au salon du Made in France
From 11 to 14 November 2021, the Les Georgettes and Saunier brands of Altesse will be at the Salon du Made In France in Paris, Porte de Versailles.
 
On this occasion, Eric Lefranc, president of Renaissance, Renaissance Luxury Group and Altesse, receives the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 award and participates in the conference on Friday 12 November dedicated to the cost of Made In France.
 
Eric Lefranc was elected "Entrepreneur of the Year" at MIF Expo in 2020 with Les Georgettes, for his involvement in Made In France. Thank you again to MIF Expo for this nice trophy which rewards the efforts of all the Renaissance teams to preserve know-how and industrial jobs in our regions.
Eric LEFRANC reçoit le prix de l'Entrepreneur au salon du Made in France
Les Georgettes is supporting Skin for Pink October
October 22, 2021
Les Georgettes is supporting Skin for Pink October
Les Georgettes is supporting SKIN, an organisation that aims to help patients in remission from cancer through artistic projects.

Les Georgettes is committed to donating part of the profits to SKIN on carefully selected items, to coincide with Pink October. 
Les Georgettes is supporting Skin for Pink October
Les Georgettes at the "Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France" at the Elysée
June 24, 2021
Les Georgettes at the "Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France" at the Elysée

The Palais de l'Elysée will host the second edition of the Great Exhibition of Made in France on 3rd and 4th July.

Among the 2325 applications, we are very proud to announce that our Les Georgettes bracelets have been selected to represent the know-how of our Ardèche workshops.

Les Georgettes at the "Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France" at the Elysée
Les Georgettes launches a capsule collection in collaboration with the Elysée Palace
April 15, 2021
Les Georgettes launches a capsule collection in collaboration with the Elysée Palace

For this unique capsule collection in collaboration with the Elysée Palace, Les Georgettes presents 3 new designs directly inspired by the architecture and symbols of the Palace.

Palme, Cocorico and Marianne pay tribute to French design, know-how and history.

Accompanying these bracelets, 3 blue / white / red leathers complete this collection, without forgetting a glittery Les Georgettes touch. 

Les Georgettes launches a capsule collection in collaboration with the Elysée Palace
Renaissance group takes over the emblematic jewellery brand AGATHA Paris
February 26, 2021
Renaissance group takes over the emblematic jewellery brand AGATHA Paris
Thom Group and Renaissance Luxury Group have taken over the AGATHA jewellery brand which, since 26 February 2021, has been placed under the wing of these two French jewellery leaders. Each brings a close and complementary vision to the brand.

Renaissance group takes over the emblematic jewellery brand AGATHA Paris
Les Georgettes by Altesse on C'est Au Programme
April 04, 2019
Les Georgettes by Altesse on C'est Au Programme
The Georgettes by Altesse were on France 2, in the unmissable show "C'est au programme" animated by Sophie davant and devoted to well being and daily life, through the themes "Fashion: when the couple is matched"* and "Wear tweed in spring"**.​


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Les Georgettes by Altesse on C'est Au Programme
Les Georgettes by Altesse on TV5 Monde
April 04, 2019
Les Georgettes by Altesse on TV5 Monde
Focus on Les Georgettes by Altesse in the journal of the Economy, special edition "Focus Enterprise" broadcast every Friday and presented by Marian Naguszewski.

On the program: Feedback of Maison Altesse History, its evolution, its development strategy and its international outreach.

Watch the video
Les Georgettes by Altesse on TV5 Monde
Maison Altesse on French Television News
March 08, 2019
Maison Altesse on French Television News

During the famous night television news of 7th March 2019 on "France 2", animated by Anne Sophie Lapix, the Maison Altesse was highlighted.

Produced inside "Ardéchoises" factories, the report focuses on the renaissance of the Maison Altesse, its revived economic strategy and the highlighting of the know-how with the creation of Georgettes by Altesse brand.

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Maison Altesse on French Television News
Les Georgettes by Altesse in honour on Europe 1
January 29, 2019
Les Georgettes by Altesse in honour on Europe 1

While Bijorhca and Fashion Week present the next trends of the autumn/winter season, Les Georgettes by Altesse were invited to the french radio Europe 1.

Each week at 12:30, Raphaëlle Duchemin and the editorial staff of Europe 1 walk around France to highlight positive and innovative initiatives.

For January 21th edition, jewelry made in france was honored. Céline Guilhermet, collection director, discussed the success of the Georgettes and presented the new spring/summer 2019.

Listen the replay


Les Georgettes by Altesse in honour on Europe 1
Les Georgettes by Altesse on BFM Business channel
December 11, 2018
Les Georgettes by Altesse on BFM Business channel
Within the framework of the programme "DEFI ETI" broadcast on BFM business channel December 8th and 9th, Mr Lefranc had the opportunity to talk about Les Georgettes by Altesse.

On program: story of society, presentation of products, multi-channel distribution with focus on digital, issue and logistic management during Christmas and new Year holidays.

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Les Georgettes by Altesse on BFM Business channel
Opening of the first shop Les Georgettes by Altesse in Paris
November 06, 2018
Opening of the first shop Les Georgettes by Altesse in Paris
"Maison Altesse" revives its history, by opening its first store in the heart of Paris in the district of "Le Marais". 

The official opening for press and influencers took place on 18th October 2018, and put in the front this new parisian adress, among professionals area.
Two separate sessions were organized. A morning press, with journalists of women's and fashion magazines, and an after-work evening bloggers, among them the very popular « Leaelui » (7.3M of followers), « Noholita » (672k followers), « Babithome » (101k followers) and « Dianne Perreau » (98.7k followers).

During this day, journalists and influencers created their own jewelry thanks to a workshop " Bar à Clips " and where given a « Les coutures » set.

To perfect the presentations, we organized a " Week-end Privilege " for consumers, including two private evening parties on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October. 

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Opening of the first shop Les Georgettes by Altesse in Paris
Award for Maison Altesse at the 2018 Trophées de l'Economie Ardéchoise (Ardèche Economy Awards)
October 11, 2018
Award for Maison Altesse at the 2018 Trophées de l'Economie Ardéchoise (Ardèche Economy Awards)
Organised by the CCI of Ardèche and Le Dauphiné Libéré, this highly respected awards ceremony, highlights entrepreneurial success in the region and awards innovative companies. Having being nominated in the "International" category, Maison Altesse was announced the winner in this category on 20th September 2018.

 "Trophées 2018 de l'Economie Ardéchoise"
Award for Maison Altesse at the 2018 Trophées de l'Economie Ardéchoise (Ardèche Economy Awards)
France 2 - TV show C'est au programme "Try out... XXL Jewellery"
March 13, 2018
France 2 - TV show C'est au programme "Try out... XXL Jewellery"
Jewellery from Maison Altesse were at the centre of "C'est au programme", a television show broadcast on France 2 on 19th March 2018. Céline, the brand's Creative Director was interviewed on this type of jewellery as well as the fashion trends this season.


Watch here : "Try out... XXL Jewellery"
France 2 - TV show C'est au programme "Try out... XXL Jewellery"
M6 - Capital
February 11, 2018
M6 - Capital
One of the best-known television programmes in France, Capital, stepped behind the scenes with Maison Altesse to find out more about the must-have jewellery brand; Les Georgettes. This report focuses on the various Les Georgettes collection, limited edition pieces for Valentine's Day 2018, the brand's new headquarters in Paris as well as the company's workshops in Ardèche and their international expansion. The report also showcases a famous Les Georgettes Lover; France's First Lady, Brigitte Macron.

Watch here : "M6 - Capital"
M6 - Capital
When glam meets the tennis courts…
May 28, 2017
When glam meets the tennis courts…


Miss Universe, frenchie Iris Mittenaere, wore a Les Georgettes bracelet at the French Open - Roland Garros ! Our Girafe cuff with a White / Laser leather band is fun, colorful, and the perfect summer accessory.

The photo was taken by a France TV Sport photographer and was broadcasted on the channel’s social networks. 
When glam meets the tennis courts…
France’s First Lady, a new Georgettes lover !
February 22, 2017
France’s First Lady, a new Georgettes lover !



At the annual Council of State dinner held at Hotel Pullman on February 22nd, Brigitte Macron wore two Les Georgettes bracelets !

A true fashion addict who makes use of all of the possible color combinations. 

http://www.closermag.fr/article/les-looks-de-brigitte-macron-photos-717736
France’s First Lady, a new Georgettes lover !
Les Georgettes on M6
December 19, 2016
Les Georgettes on M6
Last December 19th, The Georgettes were making the 7:45 pm TV news on M6. It was the opportunity to present our customizable cuffs brand and our new corner at the BHV Marais in Paris.
Les Georgettes on M6
Renaissance named "Best French Turnaround Investor 2014"
December 04, 2014
Renaissance named "Best French Turnaround Investor 2014"
Renaissance was nominated "Best French Turnaround Investor 2014" in the "Rising Star" category at the 13th edition of the Private Equity Awards, held at the Hôtel Intercontinental Le Grand in Paris on 4 December 2014. This prize rewards the work of the teams at Renaissance and recognises Private Equity professionals at European level. Recognised by all the major investment capital players, the Private Equity Awards are intended to reward the best performing investment vehicles, investors and management teams in the market.
Renaissance named "Best French Turnaround Investor 2014"
RENAISSANCE acquires BIJOUX GL
March 25, 2014
RENAISSANCE acquires BIJOUX GL

Renaissance was chosen from among 7 candidates to take over Ardèche-based family jewellery firm, GL Bijoux. In order to ensure the success of the recovery, Renaissance has brought on board recognised jewellery industry managers and set up a dedicated and experienced team of "in-house" turnaround managers led by Eric LEFRANC. GL is the French leader in the manufacturing and sale of gold-plated, silver and gold jewellery. With an exceptional level of industrial know-how and recognised for the quality of its products and services, GL is the number 1 supplier of jewellery shops and of the most famous French luxury brands. GL also manufactures and sells creative jewellery collections under worldwide licences for Kenzo, Nina Ricci and Inès de la Fressange.

RENAISSANCE acquires BIJOUX GL