Living la dolce vita
Boucherons latest collection,
Dolce Riviera, brings extra beauty to the houses newly
refurbished ﬂagship store on the place Vendôme, writes
WORDS THAT the famous house of Boucheron
uses to define the newly designed boutique located at 26 place Vendôme
in Paris are sensuality, femininity and audacity; all
three elements also illustrate Boucherons jewellery creations.
The store opened in 1893, recognized as Boucherons flagship.
With the sunlight gleaming through the store’s large windows,
a spark to the pieces’ gleam is added.
New designs in the boutique welcome visitors into a
jewel in itself. With its lovely décor and bold finishing
touches, the haute couture jewellery house not only welcomed a newly
renovated look but also a new collection for people to take pleasure
in. Everything is properly set and organized to emphasize the boutique’s
beautiful aspect along with the jewellery’s wonderfully graceful
As we make our way into the boutique, surrounded by
new mesmerizing elements, we step into a new world. Allow us to
take a moment to visualize the fantastic feeling of a summer’s
cool breeze blowing on a stunning Mediterranean beach; as one’s
toes sink beneath the sand while the sun’s rays are reflected
on the clear glistening blue waters, everything comes to life.
Boucheron’s new collection is practically created
for the onlooker as well as the wearer to envisage such grandeur.
Shortly after the birth of a newly decorated boutique
was born and presented to the public, Boucheron also welcomed a
new collection entitled Dolce Riviera, translated into sweet
Riviera. The visit could be summed up as a sweet
and delectable experience altogether.
As visitors made their way to the boutique’s top
floor, stunning jewels twinkled from the distance. Dazzling creations
are presented for people to closely examine the marvellous æsthetic
features included in each piece. From colours to artistic combinations,
the wonderful atmosphere of Boucheron’s new season’s
collection symbolizes elegance; observing each piece was like a
cool breeze on a brisk summer evening.
Each ensemble is named after five of the Mediterranean’s
most alluring places.
Precious stones from the Dolce Riviera collection
include yellow sapphires, rubellite beads, red corals, turquoise,
cultured pearls, cabochon emeralds, diamond beads and other pieces
that all create stunningly magnificent designs. The experience is
an escape from reality, taking guests on a trip to another destination
where the hot flaming sun, the blue ocean, the cool breeze and the
sand all call out from the distance.
Isola Bella, one of the Barromean Islands of Lago Maggiore
situated in the north of Italy, is the first of five sets that we
find. It possesses young and beautifully colourful effects. The
details are incredibly spectacular and the formations are impressive.
The Isola Bella necklace represents such lavishness,
set with tourmaline and rubellite beads, placed side by side with
yellow sapphires, emerald and spessertaite garnets, paved with a
mix of emeralds, yellow and pink sapphires and diamonds, the whole
aspect is truly a creative structure. The wearer can detach the
necklace and wear it as a bracelet or she can shorten the necklace
to wear according to her convenience.
The precious stones in the collection are clear and
provide an almost see-through effect. They are beautifully put together
to create a pleasurable creation that women would enjoy. Along with
the Isola Bella necklace, the collection includes a ring, a bracelet
and two different pairs of earrings, one being a more sophisticated
design while the other is slightly more casual.
From vividly vibrant colours to dazzlingly classical,
the next collection, the Paraggi, the name of a bay in Italy located
between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, exposes a less colourful
effect. The main precious stones that we find in this collection
are cultured pearls. A slight dab of colour brings each piece to
life, using red corals and turquoise. The designs of the Paraggi
collection are simple;, it includes a matching necklace, bracelet
and ring to fully complete the ensemble.
From fun, to simple, to a stylishly seductive appeal
we arrive at the Beau Rivage, translated as the beautiful
shore in French. The first piece that we find in this collection
is a necklace that introduces the pieces that follow. With a large
cabochon emerald in the centre, that can also be detached to be
worn separately as a broche, the sapphire and diamond beads around
it creating an oceanic effect. A matching pair of earrings and a
bracelet contributes to the highly sensual feeling that the Beau
Rivage collection conveys.
An even more refined look is found in the Capricciolli
set. The cabochon emerald is the main precious stone that is used
within this collection. The highlight of the collection is the Capricciolli
watch bracelet, formed in a spiral to hug a woman’s wrist.
A secretive aspect is hidden within, one that only the wearer would
know about as she discreetly checks the time with a slight twist
of the sliding system.
In the last set featured in the Dolce Riviera
collection, Aiguebelle, an oval opal cabochon is the centre of attention.
With the colour of the opal cabochon resembling the sea’s
reflection under the sun, everything is designed together to create
an enthrallingly original effect that the public will appreciate.
A captivating experience awaits people from the time
the boutique’s doors open until they close. Each set of the
new seasons collection is a step towards another one of natures
picture-perfect paradises that provide a sense of la dolce vita
via the Dolce Riviera.
Lola Saab is Paris editor of Lucire.
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