Fred Leighton’s signature creations combine the design aesthetic of the past with the finest materials and craftsmanship of today. Each signed Fred Leighton jewel is at once collectible and wearable, curated to reflect the belief that great design is timeless and style is eternal.
Diamonds from Cartier and Tiffany sparkle alongside originals by Suzanne Belperron and David Webb. From intricate gold designs of the 1700s to bold, sculptural pieces of the 1970s, Fred Leighton’s collection inspires you to wear jewelry in a way that is surprisingly modern.
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18K Yellow Gold Cabochon Emerald Ring by Rene Boivin
A cabochon emerald weighing approximately 3.60 carats is set in an 18 karat yellow gold ring with scroll motifs, with French hallmarks and a Certificate of Authenticity from renowned expert, Francoise Cailles. Circa 1940s.
The House of Boivin was founded in 1890 in Paris by René Boivin whose marriage to Jeanne Poiret, sister of the famous couturier Paul Poiret, quickly turned it into one of the fashion’s elite brands. When René died young in 1917, his wife Jeanne took over the design direction of the firm. She famously hired only female designers, including her daughter Germaine Boivin, Juliette Moutard and Suzanne Belperron, who conceived many of the firm’s most iconic designs. Unstable economics in the period of the ‘30s and ‘40s encouraged creativity and innovation in the use of new materials like ebony and sandalwood in addition to yellow gold and semi-precious stones like citrines, topaz, and rock crystal. Today, jewels by Boivin remain as fashionable as they were at the moment of their creation and are considered highly collectible, fetching high prices at auction.