• Octagonal Sapphire Signet Ring by René Boivin | Fred Leighton

Octagonal Sapphire Signet Ring by René Boivin

$36,000

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An octagonal sapphire weighing approximately 1.50 carats is mounted in a platinum signet style ring with French hallmarks and maker’s marks for Boivin. Circa 1930s.

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MAKERBoivin
PERIODArt Deco
STYLEF-30262-FL-0-0
SERIALFL30262
RING SIZE8.25

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About Boivin

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.

About Art Deco

1920s-1935
Reflecting the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the Jazz Age, the Art Deco period is one of the most popular and enduring periods of jewelry design. Defined by geometric shapes, angular lines and graphic color schemes, jewels of the era took inspiration from the contemporary Cubist movement, as well as from Ancient Egypt—King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922. Black onyx set against white diamonds and rock crystal ruled the day, but rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls were also popular.

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