Saturday, 2 July 2011

London Masterpiece V: Rene BOIVIN at Hancocks

This spectacular - "architectural" ring was designed by Suzanne Belperron for Rene Boivin in 1934. This revolutionary woman, left the firm to establish on her own in 1931 but she probably continued working on commissions for them. The ring is set with diamonds and citrines in yellow gold and a true anticipation of the bold retro style to come in the 1940's. She was a visionary and a unique creative genius. The ring is featured at Hancocks amongst many other important pieces like the choker necklace below, a rare find signed by Black Star & Frost and made in 1905 in the purest Belle Epoque style.