Available at Boucheron boutiques from this month, the new Serpent Bohème jewellery collection has a focus on fun and accessibility, featuring amethyst, citrine, onyx, white mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli. The coloured gems are set in a range of styles, including stackable rings, pendants, earrings and sautoirs.
A lapis lazuli and yellow gold Serpent Bohème sautoir by Boucheron, from Dhs 26,700
Despite the new gemstone additions, Boucheron has retained elements of the collection’s iconic design. Each piece features the customary droplet-shape representing the serpent’s head, set within twisted and hand-sculpted white, yellow and rose gold to embody the textured skin of a snake.
A citrine and yellow gold Serpent Bohème ring by Boucheron, from Dhs 6,250
The collection also includes two new Serpent Bohème timepieces, with a circular mother-of-pearl dial between two pavé-set diamond droplets. The watches are available in either yellow or white gold, with a choice between a black or white satin strap.
Founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858, the French Maison was the first jewellers to appear on Paris’s famed Place Vendôme. The Serpent Bohème collection made its debut 1968, but the jeweller’s first Serpent-inspired design actually dates to the 19th century when Frédéric Boucheron gifted his wife a snake necklace as a protective talisman while he travelled.
An 1878 gouache Serpent necklace design from the Boucheron archives
Boucheron’s current collections are inspired by its archive, and this latest offering from the Serpent Bohème line puts a fun spin on the jewels. With prices starting at a tempting Dhs 6,250 for the smaller rings, plans are already in the pipeline for more colours and styles from the new range.