The Testament Of An Iconic Legacy
French jeweller Maison Boucheron continues to reinvent 50 years of serpentine heritage through its iconic Serpent Bohème collection. By Brent Taalur Ramsey.
The story of Boucheron’s serpent begins ns in 1888, when on the eve of one of his many voyages around the world, , Frédéric Boucheron presented his wife Gabrielle with a necklace in the form of a serpent as a sign of his undying love and protection.
This became the catalyst for a 150-year-long legacy of timeless grace and beautiful femininity, and this unrivalled sign of devotion continued to appear in countless interpretations, resurrected as a beacon of the French jeweller’s iconic savoir-faire.
From the moment the serpent appeared, its semblance has continuedd to inspire, never straying from the creations of Boucheron. Manyny years after its introduction in 1968, the serpentine motif took on new life with the Serpent Bohème collection, but what remained was its emblematicblematic significance as Maison Boucheron’s hallmark spirit and essence.
Living on as a constant design theme, the serpent has been reinvented and interpreted through the delicate craftsmanship of the Boucheron carver’s hammer and chisel – its scales now bolder, its grainy skin richer, but all the while, unaffected by the passing of time.
The new Serpent Bohème collection evokes the quintessential Boucheron woman – one who dares, loves, and follows her heart. Having evolved over time, she is now more feminine and more assertive than ever. This collection embodies her fearlessness with a range of independent pieces to be worn no matterm the time of day, or the season, including a twisted chain and talisman necklace,ne bold bangle bracelet, and a cocktail ring, each set with pavé diamonds.
UnmistakablyU unforgettable, this collection of bold statements takes a classic metal and twists, thickens, and manipulates it into a new form of beauty, translating this seasoned motif from theth olden days of Maison Boucheron into the classic glamour of modern jewellery. With a symbol as fine and feminine as the serpent, there exists a space for creative freedom. Here,Here Boucheron is aptly up for the challenge. The extreme precision of Boucheron’s craftsmanshipcraf exemplifies the sort of expertise you come to expect from true masters of the trade, a transcendent moment where each piece seems to exude its own glow, no matter the size of stone or gold sphere; it’s this kind of consistent talent the purveyors and collectors of haute joaillerie have come to expect.
What the Bucheron craftsmen create is ever-present and inspired by the heritageherita upon which the brand is built. Take the twisted chain, for example, which this season can be found reinterpreted as a necklace and a bracelet; that particularpart idea has been represented in some form at Boucheron since the ’60s. TheTh chain’s spirals and swirls are classic in design, each piece linking the wearer with the iconic legacy established by that very first serpent necklace.
The everlasting elegance of the Serpent Bohème collection further accentuates the beauty of the wearer WhiteWhit gold Serpent Bohème ba bangle with full pavé diamonds, Boucheron
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