This elegant gold, diamond and sapphire necklace was made in Paris in the 1960's by Boucheron. The textured eighteen carat gold links have a granulated look and a waved design. The solid moulded links are adorned with brilliant cut diamonds and oval cut cabochon sapphires, graduating in size.
The 1960's emerged as the decade of youthful and fun-loving styles with bold patterns and big designs. Ladylike and feminine styles gave way to space age, mod and unisex fashion trends which was a total contrast to the 1950's. Here, Boucheron has successfully created a necklace that not only exudes groovy modernism but is chic, elegant and timeless at the same time.
The House of Boucheron is a French family dynasty founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858, which still exists today. He created his atelier in 1866 and a year later won the Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle. In 1893, Frédéric Boucheron became the first jeweller to set up shop in Place Vendôme. Legend has it that he chose number 26 because it was in the sunniest corner of the square. He believed that the diamonds in the windows would sparkle all the more brilliantly. In 1893 Boucheron opened a store in Moscow, followed by a store in London and an office in New York in 1903. But it was in the Place Vendôme, in 1928, that the Maharajah of Patiala arrived with six chests laden with pearls, diamonds and emeralds to have set into Boucheron creations. His jewelry is highly desirable and many of Boucheron's designs have become well-known pieces of art, worldwide.