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by Julie MIALET 09 May 2024

The Jeweler that took on la Place Vendôme

Founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858, it's one of the pillars of French jewelry.
This brand first specialized in watches. Frédéric Boucheron created the first wristwatch. He also invented the self-winding movement GP 4000, in collaboration with Girard-Perragaux.
In 1867, the house won major prizes at the Universal Exhibition in Paris for the Feuillage necklace, commissioned by Marie-Louise McKay, an American heiress.

Foliage necklace, white gold, diamonds, sapphires, Boucheron.

First installed at the Palais Royal, he was the first jeweler to open a shop at la Place Vendôme in 1893, number 26, in Countess Castiglione's residence.
After winning more awards at various world exhibitions and thanks to the growing success of the brand, Boucheron opened, at the beginning of the twentieth century, several shops around the world, including Moscow, St Petersburg, London, or New York.
The son, Louis Boucheron took over the family business and helped other jewelers to get started, like Pierre Sterlé who worked in their workshops.

Boucheron Ring and Bracelet in ivoiry, yellow gold abd chrysoprase, circa 1965

In 2000, the company was bought by the Kering Group (Pinault).
Today Boucheron has 55 stores around the world. In 2011, Claire Choisne became its artistic director.


The Point d’Interrogation Necklace, created in 1879 won a Grand Prix at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. It's still a part of Boucheron's collections today, the general shape remaining the same.

Examples of Point d’Interrogation Necklaces, Boucheron

La Cape de Lumière is made entirely of gold and set with an 81 carat citrine. This piece is on the border between jewelry and clothing. It's a tribute to Frédéric Boucheron's parents who were drapers.

Cape de Lumière, Boucheron, 2016


The “Quatre” Ring is one of the greatest success of the Boucheron house. It's a superposition of four bangles made of yellow, white, and pink gold. The engraved patterns may vary as well as the number of diamond-paved bangles.

Quatre rings, Boucheron

The Serpent Bohème collection is a signature of the brand. Created in 1968, Serpent Bohème has been reissued many times and is still a must today.

On the left : Serpent Bohème Toi & Moi ring, rose gold, garnets, Boucheron 

On the right : Serpent Bohème ring, yellow gold, malachite, Boucheron 


If you are interested in Boucheron’s jewels, don’t hesitate to discover what les Pierres de Julie have to offer in the store…

We are also available for any free expertise of your Boucheron jewelry, for that you can send an email with your photos to

Whether you're interested in buying a piece of jewellery or a stone, a free jewelry appraisal or jewelry resale, Pierres de Julie welcomes you to its Parisian boutique in the Village Suisse, a stone's throw from the Ecole Militaire and the Esplanade des Invalides.

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