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Boucheron’s new Holographic high jewellery edit is mesmerising

Ruhi Gilder
“Light has always intrigued me. We live alongside it, in it, without knowing exactly what it is. Does it move? Is it white? Is it multi-coloured?,” asks Boucheron’s Creative Director Claire Choisne. Light, an omnipresent companion in our lives is the focus of the brand’s Carte Blanche July high jewellery collection. The Holographic collection is an unconventional take on colours and uses light to create a resplendent array of shades. Each piece reflects a prism of colours highlighting the complexity of light. It’s easy to imagine this joyful collection breaking through the gloom to take its rightful place in an optimistic future. 

 

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To create their holographic effect, Boucheron used a material manufactured by French multinational corporation St. Gobain. The special material is generally used to coat the lights on airport runways. 
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Holographique
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In an interview with Robb Report, Choisne says, “They start with oxide of titanium and silver, and they crush those metals to create a powder, and then they melt the powder down and spray it at a high temperature on rock crystal and white ceramic to add the coating.” 10 layers of spraying help achieve this rainbow effect.  

 

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A highlight from the collection is the statement Holographique necklace (pictured above). Crafted using strips of crystal, the necklace resembles a flower about to bloom, with petals just shyly opening. In a perpetual motion of colour, the piece evolves with reflections of its environment.  
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Prisme Cuff
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Rows of holographic crystal and diamonds playfully battle for attention in this Prisme cuff. The transparent material in this piece diffracts and breaks light, giving it a disco-ball effect.  

 

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Laser
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While gemstones usually form the focus in any jewellery collection, in the Laser set, stones are selected to match the holographic effect applied on the ceramic. Pear-cut aquamarines in ice blue hues were chosen to maximise the reflective properties of the coating.  
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Halo necklace
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Entirely transparent yet completely alive with colours; The Halo set of jewellery throws multi-coloured echoes of light with every nuance of motion by the wearer.  
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Chromatique rings
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In the spirit of summer, the Chromatique set goes floral. True to the shape of an actual pansy and peony, the ring’s petals are encased in a holographic coating, with colourful stones nestled in the middle. 
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Illusion rings
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Making a statement with its size, these rings are part of the Illusion set. Opals, known for their multi-hued, iridescent, natural holographic nature, are enhanced by a trompe-l’œil setting.  
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Ondes necklace
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Also made with pearlescent opals, the Ondes necklace and earrings set is perfectly symmetrical. The pieces form a continuous pattern of diamond and round gemstones, and are edged with diamonds.   
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Opalescence
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Taking on an aquatic theme, this piece shows a betta fish swimming through an opal sea. Named Opalescence, the strands of beads in this neckpiece give off pearly blue hues and sparkle with holographic reflections. 
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