As a passionate innovator, Schlumberger has received numerous honors and awards in the world of art and fashion. He was the first jewelry designer to win the coveted Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award in 1958; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris—which houses Schlumberger’s original designs—honored him with a retrospective entitled “Un Diamant dans la Ville” in 1995. This posthumous tribute marked only the third time a jewelry designer had been honored by the museum.
In his later years, Jean Schlumberger returned to Paris, the city that awakened his artistic soul. He died in 1987, at the age of 80, leaving a legacy of bejeweled creations of wonder and magnificence.