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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A choker of stylized torsade design accented with old European cut diamonds totaling approximately 20.85 carats features an interchangeable centerpiece set with a square emerald weighing approximately 2.65 carats within a surround of emeralds totaling approximately 3.45 carats. This convertible emerald centerpiece may be detached and worn as a clip brooch while an interchangeable gold piece fits the center of the necklace for versatile wear. The necklace is mounted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, with French hallmarks and maker’s marks. The piece is accompanied by an original Boivin case as well as a Certificate of Authenticity from renowned Boivin expert, Francoise Cailles and Jean-Norbert Salit. Circa 1937-1940.
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.