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Haute Joaillerie : The big houses have presented their new collections, with technical prowess and reminders of the past

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The big joaillerie houses celebrate their stories by creating new ones, through their jewelry which brings together past and future. this is also true in haute joaillerie, where you are buying a slice of heritage in addition to an exceptional piece of jewelry, exemplified by boucheron who with his collection ‘rêves d’ailleurs’ carries us through the different journeys of frédéric boucheron. from india to russia, and passing through the persian treasures, rock crystals are given pride of place and paved with sapphires and diamonds, illustrated in these ricochet necklace where they are seen both from the front and the back, with diminishing circles like the ripples a pebble creates on water. at chaumet it is also all about blue, the house’s flagship colour, but this time majestically reinterpreted by clare dévé-rakoff. twelve settings, which showcase thirty-five exceptional pieces in the preview of the biennale des antiquaires, demonstrate water’s every aspect- below a sunrise or after the rain, not forgetting the blue lagoon in which you could almost drown. at tiffany’s, the exhibition takes place in the champs elysées’ new boutique avenue, where as well as the presence of one of the most famous necklaces in the world, the tiffany diamond, which can still be seen a few days before it returns to new york, the masterpieces collection transports us to the art-deco period whilst keeping a graphic and even geometric essence that reminds us of the streets of the big apple, centering around black and white, with green too being very present. and finally, with a wink at stravinsky’s ‘rite of spring’ which was performed in the champs elysées’ theatre in 1913, at chanel we celebrate the spirit of the café society with a sort of flourish of creativity. interview: benjamin comar :it is a creative fusion which precisely illustrates this period of the café society, when everything was possible and was very cosmopolitan, where american families met with aristocratic european mecenes or with russian and spanish refugee artists such as picasso or stravinsky, and when everything was possible after the second world war.music from the show