Drawing its inspiration from the iridescent blue and the light in which the Indian city basks, the Jodhpur necklace, the key piece from the Bleu de Jodhpur collection, from Maison Boucheron, oscillates between innovation, exuberance and transparent effects.
India has always been a source of inspiration for jewelry and fine jewelry and the history of the big houses remain intimately bound with the gems and orders of the maharajahs.
But Boucheron takes the Indian inspiration to its zenith. The Bleu de Jodhpur collection has even been placed under the patronage of the current Maharajah of Jodhpur.
As a fist sign of innovation, Makrana marble —the same marble as was used to build the Taj Mahal—finds its way into the new fine jewelry creation from Boucheron, in the expert hands of Claire Choisne, artistic director since 2011. The Jodhpur necklace, the key piece from the Bleu de Jodhpur collection, is thereby directly associated with one of the most famous mausoleums in the history of mankind, an emblematic symbol of Indian culture in all its magnificence. Jodhpur is inspired by a commission that Boucheron received in 1928 from the Maharajah of Patiala and serves as a reminder of traditional Mughal jewels.
The jewel is astounding: translucent, delicate but imposing. Reversible — another innovation (Boucheron goes still further than the Maison Dior, which likes to make its pieces as beautiful from below as above!) — the milky white of one side is answered by the twilight blue of the other. Diamonds, rock crystals and white gold dress the sparkling beads, decorated with paisley motifs. Sapphires trace out arabesques that are rather like the henna tattoos on Indian hands. The House continues to keep the options for wearing its jewelry open with this necklace, which can also be worn as a brooch. Finally, a kite shaped 6.01 carat diamond is inserted in the central motif of the necklace.
You can really see the glimmer of the lights of Jodhpur, known as the “sun city” or “blue city”, from the color of the Brahman houses of the old town!