Story of Eakan
He studied jewellery at the École des Arts et Métiers in Namur, Belgium. After three years, he set up a workshop in Antwerp where he started his career. Antwerp, Los Angeles, Paris… he honed his skills working with ateliers producing jewellery for houses that included Van Cleef and Cartier.
During a stay in Antwerp, he met his future wife, Johanna, who worked in the diamond industry.
Expecting their first child, they moved back to the South of France, where they opened a small atelier and boutique in Cannes : Raphaël Dantz.
When Their daughter, Mia, was born, Raphaël felt compelled to create a jewel for her. It was essential, echoing the desire of a carpenter to build a cot for his child. He conceived a minuscule solitaire to fit the smallest of fingers. This ring now hangs around his wife’s neck on a beautiful chain, waiting as their child grows up. Encouraged by the enthusiasm for this poetic concept, Raphaël decided to develop his idea: Eakan was born.
Eakan in Armenian means “essential”.