True connoisseurs are driven by their quest for the extraordinary.
In search of excellence, they find their dream in the slightest nuance of a piece, which to others may be unrecognisable. This quest is based on passion.
A passion for beauty. A passion for creative expression, through craftsmanship, and through the understanding of skill and devotion at the highest levels of artistry. Harnessing passion and knowledge, Boehmer et Bassenge creates masterpieces for those who truly understand their value and how to appreciate them.
Long ago, during the reign of Louis XV, two Parisian jewellers, Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge, created a spectacular diamond necklace that made history. On the orders of the King, they sought and achieved perfection.
Today, in homage to these fellow artisans and inspired by their uncompromising craftsmanship, a new boutique Maison de Haute Joaillerie bears their illustrious name. Calling on decades of experience and years of planning, the partners in this present-day atelier are achieving the same impeccable standards.
The diamonds incorporated into the jewels of Boehmer et Bassenge are not in the world’s top 1% – they are in the world’s top 1,000,000th of 1%. The most beautiful anomaly of nature, they are a gift that is rarely given. These large diamonds of D colour, Flawless purity and perfect symmetry are most often consigned to museums.
Working only with such diamonds, Boehmer et Bassenge matches this top tier with the same quality in workmanship. Together, a legacy begins that will be treasured for centuries to come.
Having access to the most sought-after diamonds in the world is a rare feat. An anomaly of nature, it is a Master Cutter’s skill which brings forth their brilliance, creating a synthesis between nature and precision. We work only with pieces which are timeless, yet which require an extraordinary amount of time to perfect.
Boehmer et Bassenge specialises in iconic diamonds which are beyond comparison. Representing the pinnacle of Haute Joaillerie, the atelier creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces for the most extraordinary, most beloved women.
Haute Joaillerie has its provenance in Paris. Boehmer et Bassenge employs only the traditional techniques, passion and flair synonymous with French jewellery.
Sketches, inspiration, collaboration and then design… drawing on centuries of culture and tradition dating back to the age of Versailles. Gouache drawings are created by our jewellery designers and each and every detail is meticulously noted and followed.
The artist and atelier collaborate closely to create a handcrafted diamond jewellery piece that will create both excitement and refinement… and history.
In 1772, the command from King Louis XV to Boehmer et Bassenge was clear: ‘Surpass all others’. This principle still holds true today, as each piece is destined to earn a place in the history of diamonds. There has never been such an iconic item and there may only ever be one opportunity to acquire it.
Throughout the world, just one privileged woman will have the honour of wearing this treasure, as an object so rare and precious is destined to have just one rightful owner. It is an exceptional piece created with care and dedication to adorn an exceptional woman.
A dream for many, a reality for one.
Following display at an international touring exhibition, the magnificent ‘La Légende’ 92.15 carats D Flawless heart shaped diamond sautoir, and the unique ‘La Vie Bohème’ earrings will be offered for sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction in Geneva.
28 March to 2 April 2017
22nd Floor, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road Central
10 April to 13 April 2017
8 King Street, SW1Y 6QT
20 April to 8 May 2017
Rockefeller Centre, 20 Rockefeller Plaza
12 May to 17 May, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Quai des Bergues 33
Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 5pm GMT
The most expensive earrings ever sold at auction.
World’s largest perfect pair of D Flawless pear shaped drop pendant earrings, containing two diamonds weighing 50.47 and 52.55 carats each, completed with an additional 20.41 carats of D Flawless diamonds, for a total weight of 123.42 carats.
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction – Geneva, 15 November 2016
Harnessing passion and knowledge, Boehmer et Bassenge creates breathtaking, legendary jewellery for those who truly understand their value and how to appreciate them. A legend that is destined to become part of a family’s history and lineage for centuries to come.
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