1950s Amethyst Necklace and Bracelet by Boivin
Large cabochon and carved amethyst necklace and bracelet, with interspersed chrysoprase beads, in 18k gold.
Designed by Juliette Moutard for René Boivin, Paris, ca. 1950.
Necklace: 32 in.
Bracelet: 7 1/4 in.
René Boivin opened his Parisian jewelry house in the 1890s. After his death in 1917, his widow, Jeanne Poiret, the sister of couturier Paul Poiret, took over the firm. In 1931 she hired Juliette Moutard, and the two women had a close working relationship, creating many beautiful pieces together.