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French jewellery house Boucheron

French jewellery house Boucheron

Ring set with white and brown diamonds, blue and purple sapphires, cabochon pear shaped blue and purple sapphires and cabochon black sapphires, in white gold. French jewellery house Boucheron

French jewellery house Boucheron was founded 155 years ago. Then the young adventurer Frederic Boucheron went in search of precious stones. The thirst for beauty and adventure never left him until his death. The first eponymous boutique Boucheron opened in 1858, in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais-Royal. Boucheron was a pioneer among jewelry “technicians” of Paris. In 1893, Frederic Boucheron became the first jeweler to move to Place Vendome, where Boucheron remains to this day. He believed that the diamonds in the windows at the sunniest corner of the square would sparkle more brilliantly. In 1893 French jewellery house Boucheron also opened a store in Moscow.

Frederic Boucheron

Frederic Boucheron

This year the legendary store at Place Vendome celebrates its 120 years of history. In honor of this event haute couture presents a collection at Hotel De La Lumiere in Paris. Anniversary collection tells the story of the eight chapters in the history of the house and the personalities who have made a special contribution to it, among them Louis XIV, Czar Alexander III, Russian Prince Felix Youssoupoff, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Francoise Sagan, Cesar Ritz, the Countess di Castiglione, Ernest Hemingway and others.

Boucheron was a family business. After the death of its founder Frederic Boucheron in 1902, his descendants took over the business. In 1994, the family business shifted to a more global approach with its selling out to Schweizerhall.

In 1878, the Russian Prince Felix Youssoupoff purchased a corsage decorated with 6 detachable diamond bows during one of his visits to Paris. In 1921, Boucheron was commissioned to make a tiara for Lady Greville which was later given to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Her grandson Prince Charles passed the tiara on to his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Queen Elizabeth II also has a collection of Boucheron jewels. In 1928, the Maharaja of Patiala asked Boucheron to set the stones of his treasure, which were brought to the Place Vendome boutique by the prince. In addition to Czar Alexander III, royal patrons of Boucheron have included Maharajah Sir Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Riza Shah Pahlevi, Queen Farida of Egypt and Queen Rania of Jordan.

Each chapter has sub-collections named Soleil Radiant, Paon de Lune, Cascade de Diamants, Perles d’Eclat, Halo Delilah, Goutte de Lumiere, Les Messagers Celestes and Fleur du Jour.

Radiance is in each collection, but the absolute ode to light – decoration Soleil Radiant. On the creation of a necklace in the form of a circle with sun rays masters have spent more than 1,000 hours. Each stone was specially cut, as a result the necklace inlaid tapered, square, round, diamond baguettes at a time.

Boucheron Bestiary collection is a limited edition animal inspired jewelry collection that offers some of the unique designs. The company has designed rings in the shapes of monkey, zebra, elephant, horses and many more.

French jewellery house Boucheron

source: boucheron.com