Van Cleef & Arpels

In 1906, Alfred Van Cleef and two of his brothers-in-law, Charles and Julien Arpels, opened their first boutiques in Place Vendôme. Their immediate success pushes the partners of the company to develop in different seaside resorts in France as well as abroad. In 1939, New York was their first American address, before they settled in five other cities in the United States.

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René Boivin

René Boivin was born in Paris in February 1864. Excellent cartoonist and engraver, he began his career in jewelery very early. In the 1890s, he bought several workshops and eventually settled down St. Anastasius Street. In 1893 he moved to rue de Turbigo and married Jeanne Poiret, the sister of the famous couturier and first jeweler of the 20th century.

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Victorian

Flowers, trees, and bird motifs were all incorporated into early Victorian jewellery design. Delicate forms and intricate engraving were typical of the early Victorian era.  Later designs adopt the heavier aesthetic of the Gothic Revival.

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Boucheron

Frédéric Boucheron opened his first shop at the Palais Royal in 1858 and quickly acquired a great reputation as an expert in precious stones, master in the art of technique and the creation of magnificent jewels. In 1893, he was the first jeweler to settle in Place Vendome, where the house is still present today.

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