Transformable necklace with a motif set with diamonds (1.04 carat), in white gold
Playful, spontaneous, and whimsical – the Jack Collection reinvents the way we sport jewels, and opens a new chapter in the Maison Boucheron’s history. The golden thread and its resolutely design clasp hide a secret connection inspired by jack cables that enables it to change in just a moment. This is the white gold, diamond-set six-round version.
Frédéric Boucheron's first exhibition at a World's Fair is in 1867, and he wins a gold medal. This award heralds the beginning of a long career, numerous honors and international recognition. At the 1878 World's Fair, the jury is struck once more by the originality of the exhibits; Maison Boucheron wins the Grand Prix for its creations, which include a sapphire necklace created for its wealthy American customer, Marie Louise MacKay. At the center of the necklace is a 159 carat sapphire. The nineteenth century had the most amazing jewelry but it was also the century in which women suffered the most constraints, in fashion as in lifestyle. They were surrounded by maids who helped them dress, style their hair and put on their jewelry.
In 1879, Frédéric Boucheron and the head of his workshop, Paul Legrand, invent a revolutionary necklace, without a clasp. This necklace is admired by the members of the jury at the 1889 World's Fair, who award Boucheron the Grand Prix for an outstanding jewelry collection. In 1900, Boucheron wins the gold medal for his jewelry and a Grand Prix for outstanding innovation in jewelry. The Maison Boucheron wins its last Grand Prix in 1931 at the Colonial Fair.