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Masterful Design

by on November 5th, 2010

Betteridge Collection 'Juno' Gem-Set Brooch by Boucheron

Betteridge Collection 'Juno' Gem-Set Brooch by Boucheron

Masterful design, coincident with exceptional craftsmanship, creates something timeless that transcends trends as well as culture. Objects are sought after all over the world, and like all areas of the fine and decorative arts, competition is intense.

When looking for this type of object, a relationship with someone or a company can fast track and often save significant amounts of money where otherwise one may go to auction and become locked in to aggressive bidding with a similar private collector. Sourcing with expertise is a rare commodity and the advice that goes alongside can be invaluable.

The term magnificent is also a subjective adjective, it can manifest itself in scale as well as value, but presence and beauty are crucial. Just because a stone is 20, 30 or 40 carats, the word should not necessarily apply.

In the case of ‘Juno,’ this jewel was designed and made by Boucheron, the hallowed design house. It was exhibited at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and is one of the great Art Nouveau jewels. Juno (the most powerful Roman goddess) is carved in white jade, clothed in peacock armor and detailed with yellow sapphires and diamonds. It is a tour de force of design and manufacturing, and can carry the word magnificent with great comfort. It is almost five inches long and as a pendant as striking and symbolic as any Art Nouveau jewel ever made.

Boucheron Fan-link Gem-set Bracelet

by on March 1st, 2010

The recent Miami and Palm Beach antique shows were bustling with buyers eager to buy, but only in certain areas. Mediocre quality still has a tough time finding a market, but a wonderful signed piece of jewelry that is beautiful and easy to wear is in great demand.

This diamond and multi-gem set bracelet by Boucheron, Paris is one of those special pieces. Designed in the early 1950’s, it has a lingering retro, yet light fluid style that embodies Boucheron’s chic and stylish design.

Frederick Boucheron started his business in 1858 and quickly became one of the world’s foremost jewelry houses. Consistently producing seamless modern design, style and craftsmanship, there is no better jeweler than this for the sophisticated collector.