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A pair of diamond and aquamarine brooches given to Queen Elizabeth II on her 18th birthday was the inspiration for Boucheron’s latest Histoire de Style collection, a high jewelry line featuring reinterpretations of designs from the house’s archives.
The annual collection debuted in 2020 with a revival of Boucheron’s 19th century Question Mark necklace. This year, the creative director Claire Choisne wrote in an email, the contrast between “the strength and precision of Art Deco” and the “softness of the baby-blue aquamarine” guided her in designing the gem-laden necklaces, brooches, earrings and hair
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