At Boghossian, It Starts With A Kiss
Kissing is an evocative word, conjuring images of romantic weekends in Paris and Venice, youthful summer romances by the beach and the happiness of a wedding anniversary. But while Boghossian is inspired by the delight that comes from a good kiss, its Kissing collection is actually based on an innovative technique that has changed the way it sets stones.
The Geneva-based Maison has broken ground by creating a collection where two gems “embrace” one another to create the perfect light. Set above each another, the stones subtly touch and merge, magically revealing each other’s hues and beauty—much like the way a good couple brings out the best in the partners, perhaps.
Every piece from the collection is set in a minimal yet delicate design, giving more freedom to the gems and resulting in bold yet harmonious combinations of shapes and colours that dazzle on the wrist, neck, fingers or earlobes.
This is partly because each jewel—just like each kiss—tells a unique story of its own. And in the Kissing collection, Boghossian tells the tale of two gems and their relationship with each other. Their purity, their simplicity, their glow, their refinement and, in particular, their beauty are highlighted more than ever when brought into relief by close contact with another gem.
In a particularly savvy move, the creators of the new line have become adept at pairing the particularly dazzling gems with the more unusual but equally beautiful ones. So diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds are placed next to kunzites, beryls, rubellites, and tanzanites. The result is all the more magical: it is hard to forget the beauty of a ring or pair of earrings when the unparalleled sparkle of a diamond meets the extraordinary colours of a tanzanite, or when a diamond is set over a deep-purple kunzite.
'Kissing' ring set with an oval-shaped diamond and tourmaline. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' ring set with a moval-shaped, old-cut diamond and a fancy-yellow portrait diamond. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' ring set with a pear-shaped diamond and kunzite. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' ring set with ceylon, no-heat heart-shaped sapphire and aquamarine. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' ring set with a fancy deep-brownish orange and colourless diamond. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' earring set with kite-shaped diamonds and tanzanites. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
'Kissing' earring set with square-shaped, emerald-cut diamonds and kunzite. (Photo: Courtesy of Boghossian)
Boghossian recently launched the latest pieces from its Kissing collection in London’s illustrious Mayfair—the centre of British heritage and design, and a part of the world where heritage meets contemporary creativity. It will also soon be on display closer to home, at the maison's Hong Kong-based boutique in Prince's Building, Central, from July.
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