The Cascade de Diamants necklace is like a champagne pyramid where the champagne flows from the top and, amazingly, pours perfectly into each glass at the bottom. It pays tribute to César Ritz, with whom Frédéric Boucheron had a lot of things in common. It is a generous and bold set that refers to Boucheron’s love of the sparkling alliance of diamonds and crystal. It is a luminous treasure that reminds us that “Paris is a feast”!
History tells us that there are two founders of the Place Vendôme. Frédéric Boucheron, first jeweler to locate there in 1893 and César Ritz, the first to create a palace in 1898.
This is how the both of them made the Place Vendôme what it is today: a temple of luxury, of exquisite taste, of French elegance and the expression of a certain “savoir vivre”.
The set is a celebration of what the French define as art de vivre; meaning the art of living graciously, with elegance and style – an art in which Boucheron excels.
The Cascade de Diamants set pays tribute to rock crystal.
This transparent stone, a symbol of light, has always fascinated the Boucheron family, like a mysterious treasure that can be endlessly explored.
The same powers of beauty, fascination and transparency operate at the sight of the Cascade de Diamants set which is an ode to the alliance of diamonds and crystal.
Through an ingenious composition that creates a game of hide and seek between the inside and the outside, rock crystals and diamonds mutually enhance each other here.
Inside, the flowing movement is represented by diamonds that are alternatively hidden, by the frosted rock crystal, and revealed by the crystal that has been painstakingly polished on the inside and on the outside.
This extraordinary gradation of frosted and polished crystal, of transparent and opaque surfaces creates a sparkling fountain of light.
Symbolizing the hope of a better life after death, crystal thus became the stone of soothsayers, of wisdom and of the mysterious power to foresee the future.
Like a glass of champagne at the Ritz, the Cascade de Diamants set is a hymn to joy, to life and to light; a light that shines eternally.