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Rene Boivin jewellery

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin

Labrador retriever with a fully articulated torso, ears, paws and tail. 18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Brooch, the collar removes for wear as a ring. Rene Boivin

Rene Boivin Jewellery House may not be as famous as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron. However, the work of Rene Boivin is a whole chapter in the history of jewelry, bright and beautiful. But popularity – matter thin and capricious, not everything that is on everyone’s lips, certainly the best. Some things are initially created for connoisseurs and dedicated. So, many of their works are made on individual projects for specific customers and clients. French jewelry house Rene Boivin lasted for about a century, from 1890 to the 90s of the last century. Rene himself (1864-1917) was a hereditary jeweler, studied from his father, silversmith.

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin, France

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin, France

In 1893 Rene Boivin married Jeanne Poiret, older sister of Paul Poiret, who became one of the most famous and influential fashion designers of Paris. Jeanne Boivin became the first woman major jewelry designer in the XX century. The couple was ambitious, hard-working, and worked together well. Thanks to family connections Renee quickly got into the world of high fashion, found his client. Decoration by Rene Boivin acquired its trademark features, becoming elegant, rich, and sophisticated. Their designs are innovative and bold, they absorb all avant-garde trends of the time – Cubism, Art Deco.

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18 karat gold, sapphire, emerald and citrine, pendant-necklace, Rene Boivin

After the death of Rene, his widow, Jeanne Boivin decided to assume control of the firm. Together with her daughter Germaine Boivin and a very talented designer Juliette Moutard they moved to a more prestigious place (avenue de l’Opera), where they worked together for forty years. Another very gifted designer, Suzanne Belperron, worked with the house Boivin from 1921 to 1932, then founded her own business.

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18 karat gold, silver and ruby Cancer brooch-case, Rene Boivin

Probably, especially known works by Rene Boivin were those created in 30s and 40s of the last century. The same starfish – a kind of calling card of Rene Boivin jewellery, a chameleon that could change the color by pressing the lever, then the natural motifs – all these wonderful flowers and leaves, inspired by animals and nature.

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18 karat gold, silver, colored stone and diamond Elephant pendant-necklace, Rene Boivin, France

Jeanne died in 1959, the house was taken over by Louis Girard, who continued the line laid by the same designers, and jewelry produced on the old projects, slightly updating them, depending on the fashion.

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18 karat gold, silver, mother-of pearl, freshwater pearl and colored stone ‘Plumed Horse’ brooch, Rene Boivin, France

In April 1991, the Rene Boivin house was purchased by Asprey Group. The House still created excellent decoration, again going back to some older models, work was done in the same Paris studio.

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18 karat gold, yellow sapphire and diamond ‘pampilles’ ring, Rene Boivin, France

Then the Asprey Group was bought by a brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Yefri Bolkiah. This transaction affected the house Rene Boivin in not the best way. In the end, after a series of unsuccessful changes, house Rene Boivin ceased to exist.

18 karat gold and multi-colored sapphire bracelet, Rene Boivin, France

18 karat gold and multi-colored sapphire bracelet, Rene Boivin, France

18 karat gold and multi-colored sapphire bracelet, Rene Boivin, France

18 karat gold and multi-colored sapphire bracelet, Rene Boivin, France

An 18 karat gold Mogul inspired brooch with pearls and cabochon rubies

An 18 karat gold Mogul inspired brooch with pearls and cabochon rubies

Brooch. 1944. Ruby, tourmaline and amethyst pear-cut diamonds, peridot, gold

Brooch. 1944. Ruby, tourmaline and amethyst pear-cut diamonds, peridot, gold

Diamond and platinum double clip Brooch

Diamond and platinum double clip Brooch

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Feuille de Platane Diamond Brooch 1949

Gold & Diamond Snail Brooch 1990

Gold & Diamond Snail Brooch 1990

Orchid brooch 18k yellow gold, diamonds, rubies

Orchid brooch 18k yellow gold, diamonds, rubies

Orchid brooch 18k yellow gold, diamonds, rubies

Orchid brooch 18k yellow gold, diamonds, rubies. Rene Boivin jewellery

Orchid. Brooch. Gold, platinum, citrine, white and yellow diamonds

Orchid. Brooch. Gold, platinum, citrine, white and yellow diamonds

Ruby and Amethyst Starfish Brooch by Boivin, circa 1939

Ruby and Amethyst Starfish Brooch by Boivin, circa 1939

A blackened steel brooch Owl

A blackened steel brooch Owl. Rene Boivin jewellery

Sapphire and diamond brooch Owl

Sapphire and diamond brooch Owl. Rene Boivin jewellery

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