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Boucheron Paris 18K Gold and Diamond Necklace

Created by Boucheron Paris in the 1980s, this 18K gold necklace is set with diamonds. It is designed as two tapering strands of 18K gold spheres centering a graduating line of round brilliant-cut diamonds. Simple yet opulent, this soft and flexible form juxtaposes polished yellow gold with the brilliance of diamonds, creating a look that bridges casual and formal glamor.

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Item #: N-21186
Artist: Boucheron
Country: France
Circa: 1980s
Dimensions: 15.50" length x 0.50" width
Materials: 44 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.25 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: BOUCHERON, OR 750, French assay mark, 04767, B774

The founder of the Maison, Frédéric Boucheron was a friendly man known to his many colleagues and clients as Monsieur Frédéric. He meticulously oversaw the house jewelry creations, once remaking a sapphire necklace three times until the owner, Mrs. John Mackay, was comfortable in it. Descended from a family active in the textile trade, he was the first Parisian jeweler to play with gold mesh, creating a silky scarf necklace of woven gold for a Russian noblewoman - a hundred years before Elsa Peretti independently designed necklaces of similar construction for Tiffany & Co.