-Boucheron Paris 1960 Cocktail Ring In 18Kt Gold With 12.98 Ctw In Diamonds And Lapis
A sculptural navette cocktail ring designed by Boucheron.
An incredible three dimensional navette ring, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Boucheron during the mid-century period, back in the 1960. This sculptural flamboyant cocktail ring has been crafted with impeccable details in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with high polished finish. Designed with a very unusual three dimensional navette shape with a raised element in the center.
Diamonds: Mounted in a double row of stepped prongs settings, with 58 calibrated round brilliant cut diamonds, 3.48 carats, white colorless F color, VS-1 clarity.
Gemstones: Mount in the center with 1 special fancy cabochon cut (22 x 9 x 14 mm) of natural blue lapis lazuli of 9.5 carats.
Birthstone: Lapis lazuli for the month of September.
Weight: 11.2 Grams, (7.17 Dwt).
Size: 6.25 sizeable.
Measurements: 33 mm by 15 mm (1.31 x 0.59 Inches) and raise 20 mm over the finger.
Hallmarks: Stamped with French marks, the head of the eagle for the assay and guaranty of the gold, the maker's mark inside a lozange cartouche, the serial numbers and signed, "BOUCHERON PARIS 4426".
Frédéric Boucheron, founded the Maison Boucheron in 1858. To this day, the Boucheron jewelry house is known for its intricate, free spirited style. Boucheron's designs are always creative and display outstanding French craftsmanship and characterful stones. He quickly became well known for the exceptional quality of his precious stones. Around 1880, he was the first modern jeweler bold enough to engrave diamonds with flowers or arabesques, reviving an engraving technique that had been forgotten since ancient times. Always avant-garde and seeking modernity, in 1879 the jeweler devised the Question Mark necklace, which, for the first time ever, would be worn asymmetrically and would not have a clasp. Far from entrapping the jewel and those who wore it in some stranglehold, Boucheron liberated both the jewelry and the women, without resorting to ideology. He became the jeweler of free and independent women. In 1893, Frédéric Boucheron was the first of the great contemporary jewelers to open a boutique on place Vendôme. It was this move that gave meaning to the beginnings and to what followed. In this case, that of four generations of Boucheron, who, in the space of 160 years, built a style, a reputation, a know-how. This balance between perfect technical mastery and limitless artistic talent lies at the origin of each creation. Just as one sees the qualities of a stone before it is cut, or senses the radiance of a jewel before it is shaped, so Boucheron conceived of French jewelry before it existed.
Note: In our 30 years of dealing we has never see this model.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this ring is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: R011323RENM/.2692