The Maison Boucheron owns the most important archives of the place Vendôme. Each jewelry collection is the unique expression of an incredible talent, both capturing the spirit of the time and reinventing a past enriched with remarkable creations.
It was when playing with a peacock feather that Frédéric Boucheron and his head jeweler were inspired to create the Point d’Interrogation (question mark) necklace: a jewel that is supple, light, and airy and gives a sense of freedom. An emblematic piece and a genius invention, it was designed without a clasp – a hidden spring system allows the necklace to curl around the neck like a feather. It was presented to the public at the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1889.
The Maison Boucheron gives its clients the certainty of acquiring the most beautiful gemstones, of the best quality, cut and origin. In order to secure the exclusivity of the rarest and most desirable stones, the Maison has always nurtured close ties with the most exceptional mines. The ability to find the most extraordinary stones is at the heart of the Maison’s identity.
The art of the Maison Boucheron is also in the ability to seek out extraordinary gemstones that are full of emotion.
Frédéric Boucheron was fascinated by gemstones: he established contacts all over the world to find the most precious, the rarest and the most exceptional stones. To him, a stone was deemed exceptional if it had a special quality; the capacity to project an inner beauty and strength. This is why Boucheron creations have always offered a mix of the most precious and the most original stones.
The Maison Boucheron has sought out the best craftsmen for its workshop, ever since it was created in 1866. With a rich history spanning 150 years, the goal is not only to pass on the jeweler’s tradition and savoir-faire but also to create the technical innovations that will mark the history of jewelry tomorrow.
The jeweler’s first aim, as a true sculptor of matter, is to reveal and exalt the brilliance of the stones.
So as to enhance the radiance of each stone, the Maison masters all of the existing setting techniques and invents its own, such as the mosaic setting, mirror setting and airy setting. The latter seems to magnify the stone, which appears to magically float in thin air.
A Maison Boucheron creation is the result of such savoir-faire and quest for perfection that it takes on a life on its own. In this way, when a woman chooses a creation of the Maison she sets the spark for a link with that creation which is strong and unique. It is the beginning of a story to be written over the years and for generations to come, thanks to the moments of emotion and happiness which these exceptional pieces will witness. A Boucheron creation tells a story, that of the Maison and your own.