René Boivin Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot and Amethyst Bracelet
Dating from the 1980s, this strap bracelet by Maison René Boivin is composed of sapphire, pink tourmaline, perdiot,and amethyst, set in 18K gold. The fully flexibly tapering strap is composed of a mesh of oval cabochons subtly graduating in hue from pale to saturated pink to purple to green to pale and violet-blue, interspersed with cushion-shape sugarloaf cabochon gold links and completed by a conforming gold clasp. With its satisfying weight and softness, this beautiful harmonization of stones and hues epitomizes casual and sophisticated French glamor.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: BA-21180
Artist: Maison René Boivin
Dimensions: 7.25" length
Materials: 12 cabochon tourmalines; 20 cabochon amethysts; 11 cabochon peridots; 7 cabochon sapphires; 18K Gold
Signed: Signed René Boivin, maker's mark, French assay mark, 750
Literature: A similar tapering strap bracelet dating from 1980 composed of pearls and cabochon rubies appears in Rene Boivin Jeweller, by Françoise Cailles, p. 374.
Though late in their production, this bracelet exemplifies important fundamentals of Boivin design. To quote from the studio's own expression of artistic purpose, this jewel epitomizes one of the firm's "highly elaborate structural compositions based on intricate designs involving ellipses and other circular figures. The result is an imposing object with a comfortable sense of weight and identity - in short, a sculpture."