Cover The Cravate Émeraude necklace is inspired by Boucheron's extensive art deco archives (Photo: Courtesy of Boucheron)

For the new “Histoire de Style, Art Déco” collection, Boucheron delves deep into its own archives

Boucheron’s latest high jewellery collection, “Histoire de Style, Art Déco”, is a Roaring Twenties-inspired collection that reflects the era’s reputation as a champion of change, distilled through the eyes of the maison’s inescapably 21st-century creative director.

Claire Choisne explored Boucheron’s extensive art déco archive for the new collection. The convention defying era ushered in daring fashion and radical new feminism, and is today celebrated as a time when women—quite literally—started wearing the trousers.

This angular, more masculine aesthetic instilled art deco with an inherently fluid quality, one that the new collection uses to its advantage. “Histoire de Style, Art Déco” exudes a sense of freedom and an exploration of style, with versatile pieces that continue Boucheron’s commitment to the tradition of the multi-wear design—something of a signature for the maison.

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The Cravate Émeraude is the perfect example of just this. The piece can be worn as a tie, necklace, brooch or collar jewel, transforming to suit either a masculine or feminine aesthetic. An 8.02 carat, emerald-cut Zambian emerald is encased in a pattern of paved diamonds, onyx and black lacquer, and set in white gold and platinum.

Other pieces in the collection—like the starkly contrasting Liseré Diamants—are symbolic of the bold, powerful statements commonly made in the era’s fashion and style. Available as a white gold ring or pair of pendant earrings, pear-shaped diamonds (weighing in at 5.27 and 3 carats respectively) are wrapped in a sleek black lacquer trimming, instilling a timeless design with a contemporary edge.

One of the collection’s show-stopping designs is Plastron Émeraudes. Inspired by past creations the maison was commissioned to create for the Maharajah of Patiala, the piece is made from 220 Zambian emerald beads totalling 1,071.97 carats, paved with diamonds, emeralds and onyx and set in white gold and platinum. In keeping with the brand’s commitment to versatility, it can be worn either as a three-strand necklace, a choker or bracelet.

The design is also available as a graphic ring paved with emeralds, diamonds and onyx with a black lacquer trim set in platinum, and two pairs of pendant earrings, with Zambian emerald beads affixed to a diamond, onyx, emerald and black lacquer base.

For four generations, this family-run watch and jewellery house has built itself a reputation of quality craftsmanship and excellence. Whether it's drawing from 20th-century trends or its millennial-minded designers, Boucheron's creations are guaranteed to make an impression that will stand the test of time.

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