René Boivin Paris Diamond Leaf Earrings
Created around 1955-1960 in the salon of René Boivin, Paris, these 18K gold earrings are set with over six and a half carats of diamonds. Each clip earring is designed as a stylized leaf, centering a larger old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.50 carats, the slightly irregular forms further enhanced by smaller old European-cut diamonds set in lobes with subtle flattened gold edges. Wearable from day into night, these gracefully stylized earrings set with fiery old diamonds represent the refined work of the team of extraordinary women who created art jewelry for Boivin, Paris.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: ER-20652
Artist: René Boivin, Paris
Size: 0.875” diameter
Materials: 2 old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 5.00 carats); 26 old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.60 carats); 18K gold
Signed: Boivin maker's mark, French assay mark
Documentation: Accompanied by a report dated 12 March 2022 from Boivin archivist Jean-Norbert Salit attesting that the earrings are the work of René Boivin, dating from 1955-1960.
Literature: For René Boivin earrings dating to circa 1952 with a similar treatment of the leaf motif, see René Boivin: Jeweller, by Franscoise Cailles, p. 247.
The women designers of René Boivin loved to draw inspiration from nature, but were also dedicated to stylization and abstraction, and their jewels always retained the sense of the artist’s hand and mind at work, bringing imagination and intellectualism to all their designs.