Luxe Bijoux - Indo Western Designer Jewellery at Zapyle
It’s funny how our mothers are such huge fans of traditional jewellery. Most of us born in the last three decades don’t really fancy traditional ornaments, mainly because they’re meant to be specifically worn with ethnic outfits. Well, apparently, not anymore! Indian gold accessories have been popping up everywhere on the runways from way back when – Raakesh Agarwal, Lanvin and Dolce and Gabbana – but it’s only now that we stylish mortals are taking notice. Jadau earrings and meenakari neckpieces no longer pair themselves only with lehengas and saris, they also look totally on point with most Western outfits, for a striking look. You can also team semi–precious stones with your jumpsuits, accessorize with oversized gold rings as cocktail rings, pair vintage temple jewellery with a white shirt or jhumkas with your cocktail dress or style them as sassy headgear if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. You can experiment with different kinds of gems and designs – kundan, meenakari – even vintage gold works great to give an ethnic twist to the most contemporary outfits.
Besides pairing traditional jewellery with western looks, most of us would gladly flaunt jewellery that’s inherently Indian but with a western twist. Oversized gems, contemporary framework, modern design – indo western jewellery is one accessory trend we’re loving! Zapyle, your one-stop destination for premium and luxury fashion, with India’s top designers on one platform, bringing all your favourite international brands to the country, has a wide array of designer statement jewellery to pick from for the wedding and holiday season! Just visit www.zapyle.com or download the Zapyle app, and take your pick.
Boucheron was one of the first contemporary jewelers in Paris. The founder of this luxury jewellery store Frédéric Boucheron (18301902), was a visionary. He was an adventurer who went to look for stones at the foot of mines to make sure he acquired the most beautiful stones. In 1888, on the eve of one of his many trips around the world, Frédéric Boucheron gave his wife Gabrielle a necklace in the shape of a serpent, as a token of love, protection and happiness.
In 1968, the first Serpent line was born and was never to leave the collections of the Maison.
Boucheron’s connection with mystic India
Since Louis Boucheron (son of Frédéric Boucheron) made his first trip to India in 1909, its rich and vibrant heritage, the architecture of its palaces, the colours of its towns and cities have never ceased to inspire the Maison Boucheron in its creations.
India has a really special place in the history of the Maison. It was there that Louis Boucheron acquired a Kashmir cabochon sapphire, which became a lucky charm that was to accompany every moment of his life, inspire the jeweler and become an iconic hallmark of the Maison.
A symbol of love – worldwide
Frédéric Boucheron made no mistake in seeing the serpent as a symbol of love. The serpent is associated with Ishtar, the Assyrian goddess of love and fertility, often depicted with a serpent around her hip which gave her her power.
The serpent is also a symbol of protection. In ancient Egypt, craftsmen often portrayed the serpent as a protector goddess, a symbol of divine life and order. It is also said that the serpent Uraeus was the guardian of the pharaohs. Carved on their ornaments like a talisman, it protected them from their enemies.
Better still, the serpent can be a symbol of infinity. In Indian culture, the serpent Ananta represents primordial nature, the limitless duration of eternity and the boundless vastness of infinity. The depiction of the serpent Ananta biting its tail has inspired our own mathematical symbol for infinity.
A lucky charm, the serpent from Boucheron, embodies an extremely positive symbolism dating from the greatest civilizations to the present day.
The SERPENT BOHÈME collection comprising more than twenty pieces – rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, earrings and studs, and watches – is the natural continuation of this story.
The serpent, till date, remains a tribute to Gabrielle Boucheron, a woman of character and spirit. It also celebrates the bohemian lifestyle, showcasing jewels that voyage across time and borders, just like Frédéric Boucheron and his many expeditions. Today, the icon of the past is being revived in a contemporary and unexpected fashion with SERPENT BOHÈME.
The free reinterpretation of the serpent motif and codes of the Maison coupled with the use of new dimensions and modern thought, has made SERPENT BOHÈME a timeless collection.
It is both classic and modern, elaborate and pure, playing on the codes and the unexpected.
For all these reasons, it is a Boucheron creation par excellence.
The SERPENT BOHÈME collection is made up of over twenty pieces comprising rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, earrings, and watches, available in white gold or yellow gold.
A CLASS APART SINCE 1893
True to this culture of elegance, modernity and savoir-faire, Boucheron, the first jeweler of Place Vendôme, has been established as the Jeweler of Light in the City of Light for over 158 years.
Following its creation in Paris under the arcades of the Palais Royal in 1858, the Maison Boucheron was an immediate success and opened its doors on Place Vendôme, where it became the first of the contemporary jewelers on the square in 1893.
Exquisite worksmanship For more than 158 years, Boucheron has been using its savoir-faire in the sculpting of precious materials. Recognized as a great sculptor of gold, the Maison has always favored working with this metal.
To breathe life into the matter, the engravers compress the metal with hammers and