Contemplation

Capturing the ephemeral so that it doesn’t fade away. Suspending time. Telling through creation what words cannot express.
It is this poetry that Claire Choisne reveals to us this year, in a High Jewelry collection that is personal, intimate, almost confidential. She reinterprets the codes of the Maison Boucheron through the lens of her own creative world.

GOUTTE DE CIEL – SKYDROP

«Through this necklace, I wanted to capture the impalpable and to offer a piece of sky to wear around the neck. This dream was made possible the day we discovered Aerogel. Aerogel is the material that has the lowest density in the world, consisting of 99.8% of air and 0.2% of silica. NASA actually uses it in space, on panels, to capture stardust. Aerogel has the same properties as the sky, and is blue for the same reasons the sky is blue. Therefore its color varies depending on the light.
We encapsulated our Aerogel “Sky Drop” in a rock crystal case. »

GOUTTE DE CIEL NECKLACE

Necklace in rock crystal and paved with diamonds, set with a drop of rock crystal in aerogel, in white gold.
Necklace in the tradition of the multiwear.

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EN PASSANT - PASSING THROUGH

« We wanted to represent the movement of passing clouds, but in a manner that wouldn’t be figurative. This 1901 design from the archives inspired us to recreate our clouds in the desired graphic and contemporary manner. »

EN PASSANT RING

EN PASSANT RING

Ring paved with diamonds, in white gold

FENÊTRE SUR CIEL - WINDOW ONTO THE SKY

« The inspiration behind the necklace is the “Open Sky” work of art by James Turrell located in Naoshima, Japan. When laid, this necklace depicts a window onto the sky. When worn, it has the suppleness of fabric.
The structure of this necklace is made of titanium, composed by numerous hexagons forming a supple knit. Every hexagon is covered with airbrushed mother of pearl and with diamonds. What is also fabulous about this piece is that the 30 layers of lacquer covering the mother of pearl are so thin that we can still see the iridescence of mother of pearl under them. »

FENÊTRE SUR CIEL NECKLACE

FENÊTRE SUR CIEL NECKLACE

Necklace set with a 35 ct cabochon tanzanite and mother-of-pearl, paved with diamonds, in titanium

BLEU INFINI - INFINITE BLUE

« We wanted to freeze time, and capture the extremely elongated shape of a drop right before it drops »

BLEU INFINI RING

Ring set with a 31.53 ct cabochon aquamarine and paved with diamonds

GOUTTE DE SILENCE - SILENCE DROP

« The elongated shape of a drop before it drops, interpreted here on our Serpent Bohème Icon»

GOUTTE DE SILENCE RING

GOUTTE DE SILENCE RING

Ring in mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

GOUTTE DE SILENCE EARRINGS

GOUTTE DE SILENCE RING

Earrings in mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold.
Earrings in the tradition of the multiwear

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MIROIRS INFINIS - INFINITE MIRRORS

MIROIRS INFINIS JADE RING

MIROIRS INFINIS JADE RING

Ring set with a 5.08 ct D IF pear diamond and white jade, paved with diamonds, in white gold

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MIROIRS INFINIS JADE RING

Ring set with a 5.31 ct D VVS1 emerald-cut diamond and rock crystal, paved with diamonds, in white gold

CIEL DE JOUR - DAY SKY

CIEL DE JOUR RING

CIEL DE JOUR RING

Ring in rock crystal and paved with diamonds, in white gold

AVANT LE FRISSON - BEFORE THE FRISSON

« Dandelions are plants that represent lightness and purity. Who hasn’t blown on a dandelion as a child and watched its seeds fly away? It is that memory precisely that we wanted to recreate here. »

Collier Avant Le Frisson

Collier Avant Le Frisson

Necklace paved with diamonds, in white gold and titanium

AU GRÉ DU VENT - CARRIED IN THE WIND

AU GRÉ DU VENT BROOCH

Brooch paved with diamonds, in white gold

CARESSE DE PLUME - FEATHER CARESS

« It is the softness of a feather and its caress that we wanted to depict here. The mother of pearl was worked extremely thinly, to the point that we engraved the “lashes” of the feather in it while keeping the natural curve of the feather »

CARESSE DE PLUME RING

CARESSE DE PLUME RING

Ring in mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

CARESSE DE PLUME BROOCH

CARESSE DE PLUME RING

Brooch in mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

PERLES DE PLUME - FEATHER PEARL

PERLE DE PLUME NECKLACE

PERLE DE PLUME NECKLACE

Necklace set with a 1.61 ct D VS2 rose-cut diamond, Akoya cultured pearls, paved with diamonds, in white gold

PERLE DE PLUME RING

PERLE DE PLUME NECKLACE

Ring set with a 15mm South Sea cultured pearl and paved with Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds, in white gold

BATTEMENT D’AILES - FLUTTERING WINGS

« Protection is what we wanted this piece so symbolize. It conveys the reassuring image of finding shelter under the wings of a majestic bird »

BATTEMENT D'AILES RING

BATTEMENT D'AILES RING

Ring set with a 1.84 ct E VVS1 pear diamond and paved with diamonds, in white gold

PLUME DE JOUR - DAY FEATHER

PLUME DE JOUR EARRINGS

PLUME DE JOUR EARRINGS

Earrings in mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

MURMURATION - MURMURATION

« A murmuration is a flock of birds performing an aerial ballet through the sky. We wanted to make such an ephemeral moment eternal by engraving it into rock crystal. »

MURMURATION EARRING

MURMURATION EARRING

Earring paved with diamonds, in white gold

AILES DU VENT - WINGS OF THE WIND

AILES DU VENT NECKLACE

Necklace in Fresh water cultured pearls and paved with diamonds, in white gold.
Necklace in the tradition of the multiwear

FLECHE DU TEMPS - TIME ARROW

« To enable this « Time Arrow » to travel through time, we were inspired by the archives of the Maison, in which this design can be found from as far as 1873»

FLECHE DU TEMPS EARRING

FLECHE DU TEMPS EARRING

Single earring with mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

FLECHE DU TEMPS BROOCH

FLECHE DU TEMPS EARRING

Brooch with mother-of-pearl and paved with diamonds, in white gold

MURMURE D’ÉTOILES - STAR MURMUR

« A starry sky, a summer night… This is the image we wished to make eternal here. Adventurine glass was the perfect material to represent our night sky, with the copper inclusions looking so much like stars in it. »

MURMURE D’ETOILES EARRINGS

MURMURE D’ETOILES EARRINGS

Earrings set with a total of 79,06 ct drop cabochon tanzanites and paved with diamonds

NUAGE EN APESANTEUR - WEIGHTLESS CLOUD

« I dreamed to enable women to wear a cloud around their neck. However we didn’t want to draw a cloud, but rather to recreate its aerial aspect. We started from a cotton maquette placed on a bust, that we scanned. With the help of a programmer, we then created an algorithm generating thousands of 3D dots picturing a cloud, and worked on it until we found the perfect cloud.
Our Weightless Cloud is composed of 4018 diamonds that are enhanced by glass balls. »

NUAGE EN APESANTEUR NECKLACE

Necklace set with diamonds and glass beads, in titanium and white gold