Suzanne Belperron was an iconic Parisian jewelry designer whose jewelry embodies a sensual elegance as well as an intellectual fascination that appealed to a sophisticated clientele. While studying at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, she became friends with Germaine Boivin, daughter of the late jewelry designer René Boivin, whose creative design style was carried on by his wife, Jeanne Boivin, after he passed away in 1917. Jeanne sought female designers to design for the company, drawn to colored stones, using imaginative color combinations to create magnificent jewelry sought after by Europe’s cultural elite. In 1923, Belperron joined the Maison of René Boivin as a jewelry designer, enhancing the female partnership of the firm. She left in 1933 to join with Bernard Herz, who offered Belperron total artistic license, leading her to achieve great success and gain a dedicated following. Even after Belperron departed to begin her epynomous line, the René Boivin continued to be known for the pieces created by these women, whose creations, and their sculptural qualities, were highly innovative.
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