A French Art Deco platinum ring with peridot and diamonds by René Boivin. The ring centers on a cushion-cut peridot with an approximate weight of 3.25 carats, surrounded by 60 pavé set round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats. With Certificate of Authenticity from Madame Françoise Cailles, expert for Boivin.René Boivin has been one of the most significant jewelry houses for the best part of a century since its late 19th Century beginnings under its founder Jules René Boivin. The significant legacy is due in no small measure to Jeanne Boivin who took over her husband's business after his death in 1917. Rather than wholly embracing the Art Deco trend that engulfed the rest of the French jewelry world in the late 1920s and early 1930s, she was also inspired by the exoticism that was enchanting the likes of Picasso and Paul Gauguin. Remaining close to the design greats such as Sandoz or Fouquet, she added her own feminine eye to the movement's ideals with the help of Suzanne Belperron from 1921 to 1932. The Boivin house would go on to create many spectacular jewels famously inspired by nature and sea life. A similar ring is pictured in "Rene Boivin Jeweller", by Françoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994.Ring size 4; this ring can be sized.
|Artist: René Boivin|
|Signed: “Rene Boivin house mark French control marks”|
|Dimensions: Size: 4; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-15289|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Modernist platinum dress clip by famed designer Suzanne Belperron, convertible to a necklace with nesting rows of blue chalcedony beads, similar in style and spirit to the necklace worn by the Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson.The clip is carved blue chalcedony in a half-barrel design, set with one cushion cut, one oval, two rectangular cut and two square cut sapphires, ten square cut rubies, one rectangular cut ruby and eight square cut emeralds. Measuring 3.9 cm long by 3.4 cm wide, weighing 39.3 grams. French assay marks for gold and partially effaced maker's marks for Société Groëné et Darde. By the remarkable female designer Suzanne Belperron.Accompanying certificate reads: We do hereby certify that the piece pictured below was manufactured in Paris between 1932 and 1940 by the company B. Herz from a design by Suzanne Belperron.
|Dimensions: 1-1/2'' high x 1-1/2'' wide|
|Item #: BO-18944|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|