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Boucheron

Information about jewellers and watchmakers Boucheron

The House of Boucheron is a French family dynasty of watchmakers and jewellers founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858. Indeed, Boucheron has been making watches and jewellery for well over 150 years.

In 1893, Frédéric Boucheron became the first jeweller to move to Place Vendome in Paris. Legend has it that Boucheron moved here because it was the sunniest corner of the square. Frédéric Boucheron believed that the diamonds in the windows would sparkle all the more brilliantly.

One of the first lines created by Boucheron was their symbolic snake line in the 1970s.

In 2004, Boucheron launched the Jaipur high jewellery line and the Déchaînée collection, while 2005 was a very creative year for the House of Boucheron, seeing it launch the Trouble, Quatre, Diablotine, Vingt-Six and Trouble Désir jewellery lines.

Boucheron and Alexander McQueen collaborated in 2006 to create a limited edition Novak bag that incorporates the snake motif of Boucheron's Trouble line. The same year, Boucheron launched Exquises Confidences.

The following year, the Fleurs Fatales high jewellery collection made its debut.

In 2010, Boucheron unveiled a colourful jewellery range to enhance its Cinna Pampilles collection and in 2011, they introduced the Cabinet of Curiosities.

Boucheron has also compiled a classification system to determine the value of a diamond, developed on the basis of the diamond's international currency. The Boucheron method of appreciation has been registered under the name BIRD (Boucheron International Rating of Diamonds). This original classification system is based on an evaluation of diamond quality and relies on a combined analysis of two criteria.

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Lot FS19/168

Lot FS19/168: Boucheron. A Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

Boucheron. A sapphire and diamond cluster ring with central oval sapphire approximately 8mm long x 6.7mm wide in four-claw setting within a crossover surround of brilliant and navette-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 1 25cts, the shank inscribed 'Boucheron' and with fitted blue leather covered case stamped 'Boucheron'.

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
Realised: £3,600