The House of Boucheron is a French family dynasty founded by Frederic Boucheron in 1858, with the opening of his first store in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais-Royal, during the heyday of the Second French Empire.LEARN MORE
The House of Boucheron is a French family dynasty founded by Frederic Boucheron in 1858, with the opening of his first store in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais-Royal, during the heyday of the Second French Empire. He created his atelier in 1866 and a year later won the Gold Medal during the Exposition Universelle (1867).
In 1893, Frédéric Boucheron became the first jeweler to move to Place Vendôme. Legend has it that he chose 26 Place Vendôme, where Boucheron remains to this day, because it was the sunniest corner of the square.
In 1921, Boucheron was commissioned to make a tiara for Lady Greville which was later given to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Queen Elizabeth II also has a collection of Boucheron jewels. One of the first official collections created was the symbolic snake line in the 1970s.BACK TO SHOP
|TOTAL GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||0.54 ctw|
|MAIN GEMSTONE SHAPE||Round|
|MAIN GEMSTONE CUT||Brilliant|
|METAL(S)||Rose Gold (18K)|
|CONDITION||Excellent - minor signs of wear on shank|
|MARKINGS||Boucheron Paris 47 885 with 2 hallmarks|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||France|
|DIMENSIONS||1" in (from front to back)|
1940s Retro Gold & Diamond 'Serpent' Ring
In tune with the economic prosperity of the era, 1940's jewelry designs are known for their abundance of gemstones in dramatic settings. Crafted in France, this particular specimen is a hallmark of exquisite French design. The elegant cocktail ring, a precursor of innovative Parisian jewelry brand Boucheron’s celebrated “Serpent” line, sets its diamonds in a detailed cubist-inspired design. The 18K rose gold band displays an eye-catching and intricate woven detailing, as well as 0.54 ctw of prong-set round brilliant-cut diamonds (color: G-H; clarity: VS1-VS2). The stunning diamond design renders this piece truly breathtaking to behold.
In excellent condition with minor signs of wear on the shank, this ring is sized 5.5 and cannot be resized. It measures 1" in from front to back, with markings of "Boucheron", "Paris", "47 885", and two additional hallmarks.
|MAIN GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||7.03 ctw|
|TOTAL GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||7.04 ctw|
|MAIN GEMSTONE SHAPE||Blister|
|METAL(S)||Yellow Gold (18K)|
|CONDITION||Very Good - minor scratching on metal|
|MARKINGS||Boucheron London w/ 5 Hallmarks|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||England|
|DIMENSIONS||3.1 x 2 cm (brooch); 18 x 11 mm (pearl)|
Pearl & Diamond Penguin Brooch
Made in England in the 1960's, this darling little penguin pin is whimsical design by Boucheron, first jeweler of the Place Vendôme. Marked “Boucheron London” with five additional hallmarks, and set in 18K gold, this sweet penguin has a diamond eye (measuring 0.005 ct; color: I-J; clarity: SI1-SI2). His plump belly is a 7.03 ct natural blister pearl measuring 18 x 11 mm.
Dressed to the nines in his nature-given penguin tuxedo, this dapper critter is outfitted in gold, pearls, and diamonds. Absolutely darling, the fun, playful 3.1 x 2 cm piece will add joy and sparkle to whatever you choose to fasten it to.
Our penguin friend weighs 13.01 grams, and remains in very good condition with minor scratching on the metal.