Originally from Martinique, Cyril Despointes has been living in New York for the past 30 years where he has worked as a freelance designer/model maker for Jay Strongwater,  Oscar de la Renta, Michael Aram, Coach, Tory Burch, and L’Objet,  to name a few.  

He has also freelanced as a jeweler for gem dealers and jewelers in the city in addition to doing his own jewelry for private clients.

Cyril graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in their Jewelry Arts, Gemology and Hand Engraving programs in the early 1980’s after which he opened a boutique/showroom with a partner in Geneva, Switzerland catering to a private clientele.