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Mignon Faget

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Mignon Faget (born November 1933) is a jewelry designer based in her native New Orleans, Louisiana. Faget has long been acknowledged as one of New Orleans' premier designers of fine jewelry. Her family settled in the city in the late 18th century after leaving Haiti. Painter Jacqueline Humphries is her daughter. Jewelry designer John Humphries is her son. Early life and education Mignon Faget was raised in a Creole French downtown family in New Orleans, by her father, a doctor from the West Indies and her mother of French descent. Mignon Faget has a sister of 16 years her eldest and a brother of 9 years her eldest. Faget attended the Roman Catholic Academy of the Sacred Heart as a young woman. She credits much of her talent to her years at H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College where she graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a concentration in sculpture. While at Newcomb College she studied under Jules Struppeck (1915–1993), Pat Travigno (b. 1922) and Sarah "Sadi
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