This year, creative director Claire Choisne delved into Maison Boucheron’s Art deco archives. She extracted the spirit, the line, the radical simplicity of a time when style was all about atttitude. As a perfect echo to modern-day women and men.
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. The contrast between materials and colors is enhanced by the numerous ways this jewel can be worn: as a tie, a necklace, or even, after detaching its emerald heart, as a collar jewel, or a brooch.
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, a headband, a choker, or even two genderless bracelets. The options for wearing this jewel are endless, and left to the imagination.
"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 brooch, a bow-tie or even a ring, faithful to Boucheron’s multiwear tradition."
This black edge expresses all the power of a simple black line: it only needs to border a 5.27 carat pear-shaped diamond drop to draw a radically modern piece. Just like a braid would highlight a garment, this piece is a Boucheron signature on a High Jewelry classic.
A necklace as an armor? This proud plastron borrows its opulence from that time when men wore High Jewelry as a sign of power and glory. 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.
A ring like a button on a finger. Set with a cushion Muzo emerald of 7.43 carats, this ring is discreetly extravagant with its soft curve, the purity of the lines and the black, white and green colors dear to Claire Choisne. It is the finishing touch to a look, just like the perfect button on a garment.
A necklace so supple it follows every movement. Recalling the chevron pattern that was dear to Boucheron in the 1920s, Claire Choisne imagined a soft white gold chain paved with diamonds and ending with a 61.35 carat emerald drop. The boldness of this piece lies in its clasp turning into an ornament.
With its pure design, this necklace follows the sharp line of a V-Neck and tells us all about the timeless modernity of Art Déco and about the Boucheron signature. Its radical design dares to place 28 emeralds horizontally.
A conquerer? Definitely confident and daring. For a man or a woman, this signet ring allies the powerful octagonal design of Place Vendôme to the precision of its cobblestones. Like wearing the Parisian coat of arms on one’s finger.
A necklace like a cravat. Pure and opulent lines dictating style like a fashion detail would dictate a whole look. This piece remembers the mythical flapper who would borrow fashion items from the masculine wardrobe and assert a new femininity. Claire Choisne offers to play with this piece that can be worn in three different ways, by women or by men.