Boucheron Jewellery Collection Inspired by Paris Landmarks

By Paul Joseph

Historic French jewellers Boucheron have unveiled a sumptuous new collection of trinkets that have been inspired by iconic landmarks across the city of Paris.

The brand have channelled the French capital’s architectural charms through a dazzling assortment of rings, bracelets and necklaces that go under the name the ‘vu du 26’ collection.

Among the stand-out pieces within the collection are the Feuilles d’Acanthe white gold necklace set with diamonds and the Colonne d’Acanthe white gold ring set with a 10.08 carat cushion diamond, paved with diamonds

The Acanthus column, a familiar sight in Paris, is expressed as a pearl tassel with Acanthus leaf detail, and these sinuous leaves are seen again in the necklace and pendant earrings in diamonds and white gold.

Meanwhile the cobblestones of the Place Vendôme are given a glamorous sheen in a necklace of small frosted rock crystal tiles with a drop of diamonds, which can be detached to be worn as a ring.

Rock crystal is also shaped into horses’ heads for the Cheval de l’Opera bracelet and ring, inspired by the horse sculptures on the Opera Garnier whose horses have manes of baguette diamonds.

Larger pieces include Armoiries, yellow gold chains caught by an openwork gold plaque highlighted by a 32.22ct pear imperial topaz, which can be detached as a brooch.

There are also eye-catching pieces with an art deco feel, such as 26V, which features a stone of three-dimensional marquetry of onyx, rock crystal and white agate; and Perspective, a cuff bracelet with diamonds tracing geometric patterns against black onyx highlighted by a 20.45ct Ceylon sapphire.

Founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858, Boucheron currently operates over 50 boutiques worldwide.

By Paul Joseph