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Paris shines with Boucheron

Paris, with its architecture and culture, becomes the hero of Boucheron's latest high jewellery collection - Paris, vu du 26.

Three chapters offer new perspectives and glimpses on the Ville Lumière. Here is Paris according to Boucheron, viewed from the maison’s iconic address, 26 Place Vendôme.

Paris, vu du 26 celebrates Boucheron’s Parisian root, and it offers a renewed vision on this. The collection transforms the city’s image, through jewels that give voice to the creative narration of the House.

The first chapter speaks, of course, of Paris, the city that produced the High Jewellery Maison, founded 161 years ago by Frédéric Boucheron.

Frédéric Boucheron opened his first boutique in 1858 in the Galerie de Valois, under the Palais Royal’s colonnades – the centre, at that time, of the most exquisite luxury.

Paris, its arcades and splendid acanthus columns transform into long pearl strands. The columns’ hard stone transforms into a supple necklace, adorned by those acanthus leaves that often one can admire on top of the columns themselves.

Boucheron, Paris, vu du 26 High Jewellery Collection. Inspiration board.

Leaves that also adorn the jewel symbol of Boucheron, the famous ‘question mark’ necklace which, in the Paris, vu du 26 collection, appears wholly dressed up in white diamonds.

Boucheron, Paris, vu du 26 High Jewellery Collection.
Feuilles d’Acanthe ‘question mark’ necklace set with diamonds on white gold.

Paris, and the Opéra Garnier with its roof adorned with powerful stallions. These horses, here in white opalescent quartz, are today part of Boucheron’s bestiaries, to enrich rings and bracelets in yellow gold – to recall the theatre’s gilded decorations.

2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Cheval de l'Opéra bracelet final presentation in front of its drawing
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26 – Cheval de l’Opéra bracelet final presentation in front of its drawing.
2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Cheval de l'Opéra bracelet
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26
Cheval de l’Opéra bracelet set with frozen quartz and baguette diamonds, paved with diamonds, on yellow gold.

Paris, and the Grand Palais, which structure inspires a sumptuous sautoir with emerald strands flowing and merging in a blown-glass dome that recalls charming winter gardens.

2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Verrière long necklace & Perspective ring
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26
Verrière long necklace & Perspective ring.
Long necklace set with emerald beads, with a dome in puffed glass, paved with diamonds, on white gold and titanium. Transformable piece.

Place Vendôme: the cradle of high jewellery

Place Vendôme is the cradle of French high jewellery. Frédéric Boucheron was the first one to open a boutique there.

Today, Boucheron pays homage to its founder, by narrating the piazza’s structural lines in the collection’s second chapter.

The piazza’s pebbles, its inspiring octagonal shape, and lorel leaves at the base of the Vendôme column are architectural details that influenced Claire Choisne, Boucheron’s Creative Director.

2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Pavés de Cristal necklace
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26 – Pavés de Cristal necklace.
Necklace set with a 2.68 carat F IF pear diamond, baguette diamonds and rock crystal, paved with diamonds, on white gold. Multi-wearable piece (the pear-cut diamond can be worn as a ring).
Duo Taille Emeraude ring set with a 31.03 ct and 32.50 ct emerald-cut heliodor beryl and onyx, paved with diamonds, in white gold
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26 – Duo Taille Emeraude ring set with a 31.03 ct and 32.50 ct emerald-cut heliodor beryl and onyx, paved with diamonds, in white gold.
2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Duo Taille Emeraude rings
Boucheron, high jewellery. collection Paris, vu du 26 – Duo Taille Emeraude rings

Madame Choisne expressed her vision of this unique place – the beating heart of goldsmithing art at an international level.

The third and last chapter of Paris, vu du 26 takes us to the legendary address at the 26 of Place Vendôme – the Maison’s headquarter, the seat of its stylistic energy.

A place that is rich in history and, at the same time, very innovative. A place where, for the very first time, Boucheron designed its gemstone.

A real technical challenge that lasted for two years, the ‘Boucheron Gem’ is three-dimensional marquetry, combining onyx, rock crystal and white agate. The stone’s design recalls the staircase that leads to the heart of the Maison.

26V ring set with a 4.08 ct round diamond, onyx, cacholong and rock crystal, paved with diamonds, in white gold and titanium
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26 – 26V ring set with a 4.08 ct round diamond, onyx, cacholong and rock crystal, paved with diamonds, in white gold and titanium.
2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - 26V long necklace and ring
Boucheron, high jewellery. collection Paris, vu du 26 – 26V long necklace and ring.
Long necklace set with a 5.32 carat F VVS2 round diamond, onyx, rock crystal and cacholong, paved with diamonds, in white gold.
Ring set with a 4.08 carat F VVS2 round diamond, onyx, cacholong and rock crystal, paved with diamonds, on white gold and titanium.

The 26 Place Vendôme is a place that shows Boucheron family’s history and wealth. This prosperity is translated into a magnificent necklace, inspired by the mouldings of the ‘Salon des Fiancés’ in the Hôtel de Nocé.

2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Armoiries long necklace & Duo Taille Emeraude rings
2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 – Armoiries long necklace & Duo Taille Emeraude rings. Armoires long necklace (here as a brooch) set with a 32.22 carat pear imperial topaz and paved with diamonds, on yellow gold. Transformable piece.

Or, again, into a pair of asymmetrical earrings that combine titanium’s extreme lightness with a multitude of coloured gems, depicting a parrot in the winter garden.

2019 HJ collection Paris, vu du 26 - Nuri earrings final presentation in front of their drawing
Boucheron, high jewellery collection Paris, vu du 26
Nuri earrings final presentation in front of their drawing.
Earrings set with a pear aquamarine, a pear heliodor beryl, multicoloured sapphires, paved with diamonds, on titanium and yellow gold.

Through Paris, vu du 26, Boucheron tells their enamoured vision of Paris, in a sharp yet undefinable manner – that je ne sais quoi that captures our hearts.

Boucheron Paris vu du 26 Nuri earrings
Boucheron, Paris vu du 26 high jewellery collection. Nuri earrings.
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