The “Blue of Jodhpur” collection will undoubtedly remain the technical feat of the different opuses presented during this Paris Fashion Week.
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.
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.
Jodhpur Eagle brooch, gold 750 ‰, diamonds and Makrana marble. Photo: Boucheron
Maharani brooch, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, rock crystal and 19.87ct Colombian emerald centre. Photo: Boucheron
Peacock Feather necklace, 750 ‰ gold, diamonds and Makrana marble. Photo: Boucheron
Bindi ring, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, onyx and ruby centre. Photo: Boucheron
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
Jodhpur ring, white gold 750 ‰, diamonds, sapphires and rock crystal. Photo: Boucheron
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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