Town and Country Mag
Boucheron’s biggest single jewelry commission (a jaw-dropping 149 pieces) was surprisingly made for a man. The story reads like a fairytale: In 1928, Maharajah Bhupindar Singh of Patiala arrived at Boucheron’s Place Vendôme boutique followed by an entourage of pink-turbaned Sikh guards carrying trunks full of thousands of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls. The jeweler transformed the Maharajah’s treasures into magnificent necklaces, armbands, belt buckles, and turban ornaments.
Nearly a century later—and those historic gem-laden pieces were the inspiration for the New Maharajahs, Boucheron’s new high jewelry collection unveiled in Paris today. As the name suggests, it’s for the next generation of jewelry lovers.