Hedgehog, snake, parrot, swallow or hummingbird … the fascinating story of Boucheron’s bestiary begins in its workshops in 1866. The place where nature is a source of inspiration. It is there that this special, lavish collection has been built up, its pieces part High Jewellery, part work of art. A parade of wonderful animals that have come to life in the hands of the jewellers over the years. These expert craftsmen chisel, polish and pave with such precision that each carved animal seems more real than the real thing! From snake to Chickadee. From the sturdy to the impossibly light. Whether clinging to the ear, softly coiled around the wrist or neck, or perched on a finger as if ready to fly off, each creature seems captured in motion, in the beating of a wing or a heart. They seem to be captured in the material itself. Intense gazes of sapphire, emerald or ruby, fur carved in gold or studded with diamonds, gleaming, polished breasts, undulating bodies, wildly precious plumage … each piece tells its story, real or imagined, to those who want to hear. Because when you choose an animal you become attached to it. It becomes much more than a piece of jewellery. It becomes your unique, protective totem, your lucky charm and mascot. Whether the animal represents strength or sensuousness, gentleness or power, each woman can adopt the animal friend that will liberate her temperament and affirm her style.

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