After a degree in Psychology then in Gemmology and forensic expertise, Francine Panier has been working as an antique dealer specializing in old jewelery and prestigious watches for more than 30 years through her company FRANCINE JOAILLERIE, in Saint-Tropez.
Francine Joaillerie specializes in the appraisal, acquisition and sale of high-end watches.
A watch today is much more than a timepiece, it is above all an adornment, a jewel that meets criteria of both aesthetics and high technicality for the mechanisms.
If the watch is most often a “pleasure investment”, it is also a “marker” of social status, of a fashion, of a trend. For these reasons, the second-hand market is a sector in constant development, with its “flagship” products: Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger Lecoultre, Patek Philippe, Omega, IWC, Breguet, etc.… Some of these models are produced in limited series and are therefore rare and highly sought after by customers who prefer to buy a Rolex, for example, with an unlimited lifespan, rather than a state-of-the-art watch that will be outdated tomorrow. Unfortunately, fakes and counterfeits circulate and it is therefore a market where you have to surround yourself with multiple precautions. In addition to her website, Francine has a “storefront” with her Saint-Tropez boutique and thus offers the possibility of human contact thanks to her professionalism and expertise, your transactions will be highly secure.
Francine Joaillerie has also chosen to offer its customers prestigious, vintage, timeless and rare jewellery, set or not with precious stones.
Necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants, brooches and earrings, retro models from the 1930s, vintage pieces from the 1970s and 1980s, stamped with the most prestigious signatures of the Place Vendôme await a new life, a new owner in love with “beautiful “.
Francine Joaillerie can also create a jewel from a stone, assemble or rework materials to create unique pieces. On RV, your jewelry will benefit from a free expertise with the possibility of a deposit-sale or a direct purchase. The diamond also occupies a special place within Francine Joaillerie. Are you looking for a diamond of a particular size or shape, do you want to resell your diamonds? Purity, color, size and carat, Francine Joaillerie immediately informs you about its characteristics and its market value.
gemologist // legal expert
In a constantly changing and expanding market, especially for watches, Francine has many assets that explain her strong reputation. This is based on its professionalism, its competence, its expertise and its perfect knowledge of the market and its trends, acquired during the many fairs in which it has participated in France with in particular the Biennale des Antiquaires and abroad in HONG KONG and MIAMI among others. Her qualities as an excellent buyer, experienced in negotiation and expertise, allow her customers to do very good business in complete safety and to find in her shop or on her website, unique, rare, often untraceable objects. and highly prized by collectors. Its commercial approach has customer satisfaction as a priority issue. Satisfaction which is largely based on the relationship of trust that Francine has always been able to establish and maintain.