Boucheron’s ‘Or Bleu’ Collection Is an Ode to Water

CollectionsJun 25, 2024

Boucheron’s ‘Or Bleu’ Collection Is an Ode to Water

The 2024 high jewelry collection features pieces representing water in many forms.

Models Wearing Or Bleu Collection
Inspired by the waters in Iceland, Boucheron’s creative director, Claire Choisne, created 26 high jewelry pieces to capture the beauty of water, a vital and precious resource, said the brand.
Paris—Boucheron has launched its 2024 carte blanche high jewelry collection, “Or Bleu.”

Claire Choisne, the creative director for Boucheron, chose to dedicate her 2024 “carte blanche” jewelry collection to water as she was inspired by the waters in Iceland.

“The carte blanche collection allows me to highlight something that is precious to me—which is water,” said Choisne in Boucheron’s “True Stories” podcast.

“It’s something that has fascinated me forever. I like representing something that is not representable. Water takes the color of its surroundings, it has no shape, no color, and yet it’s vital.”

Each piece is a naturalistic impression of water’s color, texture, flow, reflection, and transparency, creating snapshots of nature, said the brand.

The collection includes 26 pieces, turning waterfalls, waves, and glaciers into necklaces, earrings, brooches, hair jewels, shoulder brooches, and more.

Cascade Necklace
The “Cascade” necklace in 18-carat white gold with 1,816 pavé diamonds (All pieces are price upon request)

The “Cascade” necklace is a representation of the rush of a waterfall, as the diamonds and white gold course down the body of its wearer.

It is the longest piece ever made in Boucheron’s ateliers, measuring nearly 19 inches.

It also disconnects to become a smaller necklace and a pair of earrings.

Eau D’ Encre Bracelet
The “Eau D’ Encre” cuff bracelet with obsidian and diamonds in titanium and 18-carat white gold

Inspired by Iceland’s inky-black waters, the “Eau D’ Encre” bracelet shows the harsh side of nature, said Boucheron.

Black obsidian was sculpted to recreate the rough motion of water, while the surrounding diamonds resemble the white foam.

Ondes Rings
“Ondes” rings with a 1.02-carat round diamond at the center along with rock crystal and pavé diamonds set in 18-karat white gold

Boucheron’s “Ondes” rings capture the moment a falling drop breaks the water’s surface, creating ripples.

Choisne chose to use rock crystal to create this effect with round-cut diamonds invisibly set underneath the stone and a diamond marking the center of the waves.

Ciel De Glace Bracelet
The “Ciel De Glace” bracelet made from rock crystal with pavé diamonds and blue sapphires set in 18-karat white gold

The “Ciel De Glace” bracelet is a tribute to Iceland’s ice cave’s colors, textures, and windswept patterns, said the brand.

It is made from rock crystal with pavé diamonds and a gradient of blue sapphires in various shades to represent the inside of these caves.

Iceberg Earrings
“Iceberg” earrings with rock crystal and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold

The “Iceberg” pendant earrings were inspired by Iceland’s “Diamond Beach” where blocks of ice lay on the black sand and sparkle like diamonds when the sun shines on them.

Choisne used sanded rock crystal for these earrings to give them a frosted effect and set pavé diamonds under the stone to make them shine like the ice on the beach.

Vague Earrings
The “Vague” asymmetrical earrings with 851 round-cut diamonds set in 18-karat white gold

The “Vague” asymmetrical earrings are a transformable piece that also become a brooch or a hair jewel.

It was created as a tribute to a 1910 tiara from Boucheron’s archives which was inspired by Hokusai’s “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” painting.

The 2024 carte blanche high jewelry collection debuted this week.

Visit Boucheron’s website to view the collection.

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