le tour de bochic

This new York-based jew­ellery de­signer brings its travel-in­spired cre­ations to the world on Le Tour de Bochic.

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The New York-based jeweller in­spired by old Hol­ly­wood and ex­otic travel des­ti­na­tions.

when David Joseph and his wife, Miriam Salat, founded Bochic in 2004, jew­ellery was ei­ther mod­ern or cla­si­cally safe. “we took fine jew­ellery and turned it into some­thing that was fash­ion-for­ward,” he says, de­scrib­ing the ap­peal of his cre­ations: carved ear­rings, multi-fin­ger rings and cuffs.

Each piece is in­fused with hol­ly­wood drama and ex­oti­cism, the sort of thing his muse, the Bochic woman, might wear or find as she trawls the mar­kets of a far-off land. he and his wife first met his ideal of bo­hemian chic on a ferry in Posi­tano. “She was dressed in white linen and re­minded me of a mod­ern-day grace Kelly,” he re­calls, soon af­ter learn­ing that she had come from cross­ing the desert in Morocco. “This is the kind of woman we would like to design for. She is chic but also ad­ven­tur­ous and so­cially con­scious.”

Joseph’s trav­els have been an in­flu­ence in more ways than one. “we not only find in­spi­ra­tion for our jew­ellery, but we also find ma­te­ri­als we never thought we could work with, like Siberian mam­moth, jet and jade.” carv­ings tell a story in each piece, while lab-grown gems pro­vide con­flict-free sparkle.

in 2015, Joseph col­lab­o­rated on a global project with Mu­rad and nataly os­mann. Le Tour de Bochic aimed to take both #Fol­lowMeTo and Bochic to their fans, al­low­ing them to in­ter­act with the jew­ellery and pho­tos in ex­hi­bi­tions across the world. This fu­sion proved a great suc­cess, and in 2016, Joseph and the os­manns will launch an en­tirely new brand. Fol­low Your Love will fo­cus on en­gage­ment and wed­ding jew­ellery, show­cas­ing con­flict-free gems, a trend that Joseph be­lieves is just be­gin­ning. “it’s new, it’s grow­ing and i think it will be part of the fu­ture.” www.bochic.com

Jet and Di­a­mond Wing Ear­rings, 18KW, 4.79-carat di­a­monds, US$ $17,500

Two Tone White Di­a­mond Lo­tus Ring, 18KY/W, 2.30 ct di­a­monds, US$12,300

Brown and White Di­a­mond and Smokey Topaz Con­quis­ta­dor Ring, 18KR, 4.09 ct di­a­monds, US$12,780

Black Di­a­mond Severine Skull Ring, 18KP/W, 6.44 ct di­a­monds, US$16,325

White Di­a­mond Flo­ral Spacer Ring,18KY, 1.16 ct di­a­monds, US$4600

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