The name ‘Michou’ itself, a derivation of the French endearment ‘mon petit chou’, is the childhood nickname of the artist behind Michou’s unique designs. It is Michele’s love of art, antiques and history that first drew her into jewelry design over twenty years ago, when she discovered a tiny collection of rings created in Bali using a very special technique called “granulation,” an ancient art form of creating patterns by fusing granules of silver or gold onto an object. And so Michou was born – marrying modern design with an ancient art form learned from experienced Balinese artisans and can be found in Bloomingdales, Barney’s and other upscale stores.