About Boucheron brand
From serving the Royal families all over the world in 19th century to making the sought-after jewelry pieces nowadays, Boucheron house did it all.
Today the brand keeps its leading position in the luxury jewelry strong.
A balanced mixture of traditions and creativity has been making Boucheron jewelry highly desirable throughout the time.
One of the most recent pieces from Goutte de Ciel (Drop of Sky) collection, a white gold and diamond Goutte de Ciel necklace has an exquisite ice-blue pendant made of Aerogel.
It’s a material that was previously only used by NASA. The idea behind the piece was to capture the purity of the sky and translate it into a jewelry piece.
As to vintage Boucheron jewelry, it definitely carries the influence of French Classicism era.
Being raised by the family of drapers, Frédéric Boucheron, the Maison’s founder, brought the pliancy of silk and laces into the goldsmith process.
That concept is easy to see in the airy looking Boucheron Bombé ring or famous Boucheron bird brooches.
At Nadine Krakov Collection we carry both modern and vintage Boucheron pieces that you can shop here.
About enamel jewelry
Enamel jewelry is beloved for its glossy, colorful appearance. Enamel has been in jewelry making since the 1200s in China and Persia. It was flourishing again during the Art Nouveau era and had its comeback in the 1970s.
Multiple iconic pieces, such as Panthere De Cartier, Webb Kingdom Collection or the VCA pieces from 1920s are still sought after. Today enamel is also widely used in jewelry design.
Enamel is a specifically formulated glass powder or a paste applied to a metal. After the application it gets heated up to 950°C.
Here are some of the most popular enameling techniques in jewelry making:
It’s the most difficult among enameling techniques. Plique-a-Jour was especially popular among such the Art Nouveau artist as Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Peter Carl Faberge. The name can be translated from French as “to let light in”. The method allows light to go through the piece and make it glow. It’s done by applying the enamel powder in between of the little metal sections while using the foil to hold it together. After the enamel solidifies, the foil gets removed. This process creates a stained-glass appearance with delicate colors and lights comes from within.
Cloisonné – or hard enamel – is done by layering enamel past the metal line. But first the design is stamped into a metal base. Then it gets polished down to the level of the metal. Due to the lengthier process, Cloisonné is considered more durable and higher quality.
This technique begins with the design being engraved onto to the metal. Then the enamel is filling the etchings. To achieve a vibrant color that meenakari jewerly is famous for, the piece is polished with organic acids. A layer of the transparent enamel finalizes the process.
We have a great selection of enamel jewelry online, or you can see it in person while visiting our store in Beverly Hills.