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René Boivin Peridot Ring


This hefty dome ring from René Boivin centers around a chunky cushion-cut lime green peridot, glittering with massed diamonds. Made some time in 1935, the ring looks as avante-garde as the team of confident women who designed it. By the 1920s, Jeanne Boivin—René’s widow—was creating jewels with a strong sculptural presence, a marriage of monumental style and simplicity. Small but with an sizeable impact, this beautiful ring is made for a glamorous cocktail hour.


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Item #: R-15289
Artist: Jeanne Boivin for René Boivin 
Country: France
Circa: 1935
Size: 4 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Cushion-cut peridot (approximate weight 3.25 carats); 60 Circular-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.60 carats); Platinum
Signed: With maker’s mark "Ste RB" for René Boivin, French control mark
Documentation: With Certificate of Authenticity from Madame Françoise Cailles, expert and archivist for René Boivin
Literature: Similar ring is pictured in René Boivin Jeweller, by Françoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994

Said to be “iron hands in velvet gloves," Jeanne Boivin and her designers, daughter Germaine and Juliette Moutard, handily managed a large workshop of men in an age when women seldom found themselves in positions of authority.