A History of Style, Art Déco: 2021 High Jewelry Collection

A mirror reflecting two eras…

« A History of Style » are High Jewelry collections finding their inspiration in the archives of Maison Boucheron and reviving them through Claire Choisne’s creative eye. They offer timeless creations, as a signature style.

This year, creative director Claire Choisne delved into Maison Boucheron’s abundant Art deco archives. She extracted the spirit, the line, the radical simplicity of a time when the Parisienne asserted her femininity by wearing masculine clothes, plunging necklines, high-waisted pants, long necklaces and short hair. A time of extravagance, where style was all about attitude.

As a perfect echo to modern-day women and men, Claire Choisne has chosen to magnify the couture spirit and the antagonisms of the Roaring Twenties, focusing on feminine and masculine, the opulence of pure lines, the contrast of black and white enhanced by a touch of color. Boucheron’s jewelry making savoir-faire applied to Art Deco flapper necklaces and ribbon bracelets results in utterly contemporary multiwear pieces.

More than a high jewelry collection for women and for men, “A History of Style, Art Déco” is a declaration of freedom and style.

CRAVATE ÉMERAUDE

A piece of jewelry just like a tie. A couture echo to those flapper years, when women asserted their style through details gleaned from the masculine wardrobe. On a white gold necklace as soft and delicate as a silk tie lies a detachable brooch, on which onyx and black lacquer draw subtle perspectives highlighting an 8.02 carat emerald. The contrast between materials and colors is enhanced by the numerous ways this jewel can be worn: as a tie, a necklace, a pendant or even, after detaching its emerald heart, as a collar jewel, or a brooch on a masculine look.

Necklace set with an 8.02 ct emerald-cut Zambian emerald, paved with diamonds and onyx, with black lacquer, in white gold and platinum. Necklace in the tradition of the multiwear.

RUBAN DIAMANTS

More than a jewel, this white gold ribbon set with baguette and round diamonds is the ideal genderless accessory. With its chevron pattern, iconic of Art Déco, this graphic line can equally be a belt worn by a man with a tuxedo, a headband or a choker worn by a woman or even two genderless bracelets. The options for wearing this jewel in the most contemporary ways are endless, and left to the imagination.  Headband paved with diamonds, in white gold. Headband in the tradition of the multiwear

NŒUD DIAMANTS

If bow-ties have essentially served as baroque ornaments in the history of High Jewelry, here is a pure bow-tie, enhanced by the black and white contrast. Claire Choisne’s creative eye made it a white gold and black lacquer brooch paved with diamonds, that can be pinned on a black dress or in the hair. It is also the bow-tie to a masculine suit. It is lastly a ring, faithful to Boucheron’s multiwear tradition: either a 1.50 carat solitaire, with its black edge, or a couture bow-tie ring.

Brooch paved with diamonds, with black lacquer, in white gold. Brooch in the tradition of the multiwear.

Ring set with a 1.50 ct E VVS1 emerald-cut diamond, paved with diamonds, with black lacquer, in white gold. Ring in the tradition of the multiwear.

PLASTRON ÉMERAUDES

A necklace as an armor? This proud plastron was inspired by the necklaces Boucheron created for the Maharajah of Patiala, and is set with 220 emerald beads for a total of 1071.97 carat. It borrows its opulence from that time when men wore High Jewelry as a sign of power and glory. It is pure strength allied to the softness of emeralds that Claire Choisne offers to women. In the tradition of Boucheron’s multiwear, this spectacular necklace can transform into a choker and a bracelet, and its design is available as a graphic ring and two different pairs of earrings.

Necklace set with 220 Zambian emerald beads for a total carat weight of 1071.97 ct, paved with diamonds, emeralds and onyx, with black lacquer in white gold and platinum. Necklace in the tradition of the multiwear.

Pendant earrings set with 6 Zambian emerald beads for a total carat weight of 27.42 ct, paved with diamonds, emeralds and onyx, in white gold and platinum.

Pendant earrings set with 12 Zambian emerald beads for a total carat weight of 67.30 ct, paved with diamonds, emeralds and onyx, in white gold and platinum.

Ring paved with emeralds, diamonds and onyx, with black lacquer, in platinum.

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