“Bleu de Jodhpur”, an ode to India by Boucheron

Jul 13, 2015

The “Blue of Jodhpur” collection will undoubtedly remain the technical feat of the different opuses presented during this Paris Fashion Week.

Chapitre 1 - Jodhpur

The city of Jodhpur. Photo: Boucheron

This year, the House of 26 Place Vendôme takes us to India, to meet fabulous palaces, richly adorned Maharadjas and, more broadly, a sometimes forgotten Indian history… The links between this country and Boucheron are particularly important, and it is under the high patronage of His Highness Gajsingh II Maharaja of Marwar – Jodhpur that this new collection was initiated by Artistic Director Claire Choisne, and then manufactured by the House’s craftsmen.

Son Altesse le Maharadjah de Jodhpur et Claire Choisne

His Highness Gajsingh II Maharaja of Marwar – Jodhpur with Boucheron Artistic Director Claire Choisne. Photo: Boucheron

Through four chapters, India and especially Rajasthan are poetically celebrated in the 60 pieces of this new set: Jodhpur, Indian Palace, Garden and Cosmos and Maharani.

The pieces, like those previously unveiled at the Biennale des Antiquaires, feature rare materials and the skills of the company’s craftsmen. More particularly, the art of lapidary, through the use of rock crystal and Makrana marble (which was used to build the Taj Mahal). And let’s not forget the sand from the Thar desert, which is trapped in one of the most fabulous pieces of the collection: the Nagaur necklace.

Broche Aigle de Jodhpur

Jodhpur Eagle brooch, gold 750 ‰, diamonds and Makrana marble. Photo: Boucheron

Maharani - Broche 1

Maharani brooch, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, rock crystal and 19.87ct Colombian emerald centre. Photo: Boucheron

Plume de Paon - Collier

Peacock Feather necklace, 750 ‰ gold, diamonds and Makrana marble. Photo: Boucheron

Bindi - Bague

Bindi ring, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, onyx and ruby centre. Photo: Boucheron

Collier Jodhpur-Verso
Collier Jodhpur-Recto

Definitely the centrepiece of this collection: the Jodhpur necklace is a remarkable reversible piece as shown in the photos. White gold 750 ‰, diamonds including 6.01 ct centre, sapphires, rock crystal, Makrana marble. Photo: Boucheron

Bague Jodhpur

Jodhpur ring, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, sapphires and rock crystal. Photo: Boucheron

Nagaur - Collier

Finally, the Nagaur necklace that traps sand from the Thar desert at its heart. White gold 750 ‰, diamonds, rock crystal, Akoya cultured pearls. Photo: Boucheron

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