Rene Boivin Tubogas Vintage Necklace Two-Tone Gold Peridot Diamond


René Boivin
Late 20th Century
18K Yellow and White Gold
Peridot, Diamond
68.6 grams
17” x 5/16”
René Boivin

A unique vintage necklace by Rene Boivin of Tubogas design. Made of 18k white and yellow gold, features peridot and diamond. The Tubogas part is slightly graduated in size, running thinner from the center to the closure. Thin white gold coils are alternating with thicker yellow gold ones.
An embellishment in the center is crafted as a gold ribbon twisted twice around the Tubogas. The ribbon is adorned with diamonds and two faceted bezel set peridots. This Rene Boivin necklace is a classy example of creativity and refined French style. Bright peridots and sparkly diamonds balance a moderate look of the Tubogas. It’s a truly unique yet wearable piece.

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    About Rene Boivin Brand

    The ability to keep its unique style through the centuries is the staple of Rene Boivin jewelry. The company was founded in the late 19th century.  Over time Rene Boivin pieces have been adapting to all the new trends and processed it via the original and special way of making jewelry.

    The most well-known Rene Boivin jewels were produced from 1930 to1940, when the company was led by Jeane Boivin, Rene’s widow. Her partners at that time were two extraordinarily talented jewelry designers: Suzanne Belperron and Jeane’s daughter, Germain Boivin. That perfect team made Rene Boivin designs, which are still highly admired in the modern world.

    Being surrounded by Parisian artistic crowd, Jeane Boivin projected the influence of that circle to her jewelry. The exotic visuals of Picasso and Gauguin could be seen in her Torque, Barbare or Tranche collections.

    Instead of following a common geometrical trend of the Art Deco movement in the1930s, the House of Boivin created naturalistic themed pieces — such as orchids, umbel clusters and fox gloves. In the 1940s the designs offered more eloquent and larger size pieces featuring important colored stones or diamonds as a center stone.

    In the 1970s the brand was inherited by Jacques Bernard. Twenty years later it was bought by Asprey Co., and then later by a French jewelry firm. While the epochs and owners were passing, Boivin creativity and flawless craft remained the same until the house was closed at the end of 20th century.

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    About Tubogas Design

    The Tubogas style draws its inspiration from gas pipes, a design concept that Bulgari embraced in the 1940s with the help of designer Carlo Weingrill. As the name suggests, Tubogas is flexible and can be adapted to various jewelry pieces, from rings to watches. The technique, originally a 19th-century plumbing process, involves wrapping metal in tight coils around a rod, then removing the rod to create a hollow chain. This technique gained traction among French jewelers in the 1940s and became a signature element for Bulgari, thanks to its collaboration with Weingrill. One of the most notable applications of Tubogas was in Bulgari’s Serpenti watch collection, where the coiled design mimicked a snake, a powerful symbol in ancient Roman culture.

    About Peridot Jewelry

    Peridot is loved for its vibrant and refreshing green hue, ranging from pale lime to a rich olive tone. The gemstone belongs to the olivine mineral family and is commonly found in volcanic rocks. The striking green hue is derived from the presence of iron, and the intensity of the coloration depends on the amount of the metal present in its crystal structure. 

    Most peridot is formed in the Earth’s mantle. Olivine crystals develop under extreme heat and pressure conditions. When such geological events as volcanic eruptions or tectonic plate movements occur, these crystals are brought to the Earth’s surface. Gem-quality peridot is predominantly sourced from regions with volcanic activity, such as the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona, the volcanic islands of Hawaii, certain areas in Pakistan, Myanmar, and China. Each location contributes to the unique characteristics of peridot, including color variations and inclusions that add to the gem’s individual charm.
    While set in precious metal, peridot’s green hue stands out, creating eye-catching and stylish pieces. Whether used as the focal point or as accent stones in a design, peridot adds a touch of nature-inspired beauty to any piece of jewelry.