René Boivin Fancy Color Diamond Earrings $21,500>
Macklowe Gallery

Set in rich yellow gold, these diamond earrings, interspersed with fancy-color diamonds, come from the Paris boutique of René Boivin, run ably for many decades by his talented widow Jeanne. With their fluid form and vividly-colored gems arrayed in subtle and complementary compositions, these 1980s earrings maintain the firm’s traditionally sensuous and playful spirit. The textured gold earring base is a wide tear drop shape, with a large decorative ''X'' of colorless diamonds encircling the bottom of the earring, making them fully dimensional. Signed: French control marks Curators Notes: Known for her unusually creative work, and aided by a team of women designers, the widowed Jeanne Boivin produced some of the most memorable jewels of the 20th century. After decades as a woman-run business, René Boivin was sold in the 1970s to a long-serving staff member who loved the firm, and was ultimately purchased by Asprey’s London.


DESIGNER/

René Boivin

DATE/

Circa 1980s

MATERIALS/

118 Round brilliant-cut near-colorless and fancy color diamonds (approximate total weight 9.40 carats); 18K Gold

DIMENSIONS/

1” length, 1” width

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

New York

$21,500

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