With Paris, Vu du 26, the Parisian House of Boucheron delivers a bold interpretation of the City of Light, through a series of unprecedented jewelry creations. Merging architectural magnitude and fantasy proportions, Paris reveals its new look. A review of the landmark pieces in the collection.
The first stop in this Parisian chapter offers a perspective on the overall architecture of the Grand Palais, a monument that loosely inspired the House of Boucheron to create this magnificent two-tone necklace. While the pavé diamond bar pin in the middle represents the building seen from the sky, the hand-blown glass dome bejeweled with emerald beads plunges us into a solarium that suddenly teems with lush greenery. A Paris that has been transported to tropical latitudes.
As if having just flown this fantasy garden, a parrot flaunts its flamboyant feathers, adorning a pair of asymmetrical titanium earrings. Lighter than gold, titanium easily accommodates an extensive array of gems including heliodorus beryl, multicolored sapphires and white diamonds.
Pavés de Cristal Necklace
Through the windows of 26, the Place Vendôme is revealed in reflections of light. Just after a shower from the heavens, the pavé crystals are bathed in shades of soft white, recreated in a sparkling palette featuring round diamonds, baguette diamonds and frosted pavé crystals. And, in the purest tradition of flexible wear, the monochromatic necklace is further embellished with 2.68 carat pear diamond that is detachable.
Signature Double Ring
While the design of the Place Vendôme can be quite easily confused with that of the House of Boucheron logo, this signature double ring pays exclusive tribute to the emerald cut. Designed to be worn horizontally around two fingers, the ring brandishes a yellow beryl highlighted with pavé diamond and onyx borders to boost the contrast.
26 V Necklace
Dubbed with the very code name of the Boucheron family house, this necklace stands out for its distinctive look and the center stone adorning it. Demonstrating the bold creative touch of Frédéric Boucheron himself, the house again pushes the boundaries by unveiling a first, in the most spellbinding stone ever. An absolute technical coup, pairing onyx, rock crystal and white agate, this 3D inlay piece boasts an impressive amount of depth.