Monday, 7 February 2011

BOUCHERON: celebrates the chinese new year... of the rabbit

I would not normally write about new collections unless they are pieces by new designers or art jewellers for the "Discoveries" section, and Boucheron can hardly fit in that section!. However, i could not resist the Cabinet de Curiosites high jewelry collection specially when celebrating the chinese year of the rabbit!.

The whole range of rings featuring different animals in pave set diamonds and coloured stones is extremely beautiful and so daring that only a great house like Boucheron could have executed such an unusual topic for jewellery with this perfection.

My favourite...the camel ring, but the monkeys, the frogs, the elephants and even the panda bear cannot be missed!

Frédéric Boucheron opened his first jewellery salon at the Palais Royal in 1858, and soon acquired fame as an expert in precious stones. A masterful technician and a creator of beautiful jewellery, he was the first jeweller to set up a shop in 1893 at the Place Vendôme, where the firm still operates successfully today. Over the years, the Maison Boucheron opened branches in Moscow and London, and also in japan, the Middle and Far East. Boucheron exhibited in many international expositions including the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial; the 1889 and 1900 Expositions Universelle in Paris, the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Today the firm belongs to the Gucci group.