From Paris with Love: Boucheron

Boucheron, the famous French jeweler, creator of the most precious jewels, the fantastic watches and the most delicous fragrances…. Boucheron, a magic name.

Shown here an Art Deco masterpiece: Boucheron Pearl Neckace with Rose-Cut Diamonds and Carved Emeralds

1408661894_90_1_6246__1_of_5__hires BoucheronMade by the fabulous Parisian jeweler of 26 Place Vendôme,  circa 1920s, a splendid and sparkling bouquet glistening with three large rose-cut diamond flowers and crystalline carved green emerald leaves sprouting from a rose-cut centered platinum and diamond vase.  The three rose-cuts approximate weigh 2.50 carats (Click photo to enlarge).

1408661894_90_1_6246__2_of_5__hiresThe colorful 1 and 5/8 inch centerpiece, which does double duty as the clasp, curves ever so slightly along with the triple strand of lustrous cultured pearls, ranging in size from 4.5 to 8.5 millimeters (Click photo to enlarge).

1408661894_90_1_6246__3_of_5__hiresBoucheron Pearl Neckace with Rose-Cut Diamonds and Carved Emeralds (Click photo to enlarge).

1408661895_90_1_6246__4_of_5__hiresBoucheron Pearl Neckace with Rose-Cut Diamonds and Carved Emeralds (Click photo to enlarge).

1408661895_90_1_6246__5_of_5__hiresBoucheron Pearl Neckace with Rose-Cut Diamonds and Carved Emeralds  Plainly signed with the magic name ‘Boucheron’ on the reverse (Click photo to enlarge).

1408690432_90_1_6246__1_of_1__hiresTimeless elegance: Boucheron Pearl Neckace with Rose-Cut Diamonds and Carved Emeralds  Strand lengths gradate from 17 to 20 inches (Click photo to enlarge).

Product Details:

  • Materials: platinum
  • Height: 1 5/8 inch clasp
  • Lenght: 17″ to 20″

Center Diamond Details:

  • Carat weight: 2.50 cts
  • Quantity: 3
  • Measurements: 7.08 – 5.8 mm
  • Cut/Shape: Rose Cut
  • Clarity: VS2-SI2
  • Color: I-J

Additional Gemstone Details:

  • Diamonds: 26 Single Cut Diamonds
    – Diamond Total Carat Weight: 0.50 carats
    – Diamond Clarity: VS
    – Diamond Color: G-I
  • Emeralds: 6 Carved Cut Emeralds
    – Emerald Total Carat Weight: 5.00 carats
  • Pearls: 237 Slightly out of round Pearls
  • Total Diamond Carat Weight: 3.00 cttw

A real, allmost 100 years old, timeless Boucheron Art Deco masterpiese, made for a woman with timeless elegance and style.

Wondering who is wearing it this holidays…

by Jean Amr


From Paris with Love Van Cleef & Arpels bumblebee

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Bee brooch Yakymour

From Paris with Love: Van Cleef & Arpels ‘mystery setting’ bumblebee brooch 

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Mystery setting, also known as invisible setting, was originally created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933. An amazing technique crafted only by a skillful hand of paving precious stones without any visible claws, the gems themselves take the ‘center stage’ in the creation.

This superb quality bumblebee brooch, 25mm (1″) long x 40mm (1 9/16″) wide at wing spread that does not fall short of Van Cleef and Arpels quality set in the body and head with forty-nine natural blue sapphires with a total weight of 8.50ct. Gorgeous spread wings paved with the total of twenty-eight round brilliant diamonds totaling 1.10ct. The bumblebee is further enhanced with two cabochon ruby eyes, totaling 0.12ct. A precious masterpiece!

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Ruby Bee Mystery Set brooch Yakymour

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Ruby Bee Mystery Set brooch Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘mystery setting’ bumblebee brooch made of 18k yellow gold, platinum, Sapphires, diamonds and rubies 

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  • Sapphires, 49 square shaped in mystery setting, totaling 8.50ct, dark blue color
  • Diamonds, 28 round brilliant diamonds, totaling 1.10ct, color: F-G, clarity: VS range
  • Rubies 2 cabochon rubies, totaling 0.12ct

The 1″ (25mm) long x 1 9/16″ (40mm) wide at wing spread brooch gross weight is 11.6 grams.

by Jean Amr

Van Cleef & Arpels Art of Clip

Van Cleef & Arpels Moscow Yakymour

For our Russian viewers, or those who are visiting Moscow this month, Van Cleef & Arpels invites you to the “Art of Clip” exhibition at the GUM boutique in Moscow from September 3 to 30. A unique selection of brooches from the 1910s to the 1970s gives an overview of the evolution of Art, Decorative Art and Fashion through the 20th century

Van Cleef & Arpels Peony brooch Platinum Ruby Diamond Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Peony’ platinum, diamond and ‘mystery set’ rubies brooch, 1937

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Van Cleef & Arpels Passe Partout Flower Brooch, ca 1939 Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Passe Partout’ ruby, blue and yellow sapphire flower brooch, circa 1939

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Van Cleef & Arpels Camargo brooch diamond ruby emerald yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Camargo’ diamond, ruby and emerald brooch, 1945

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Emerald and diamond “Camellia” brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1975

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Camellia’ emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1975

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by Jean Amr