Vintage Marcel Boucher Turquoise and Gold Brutalist Collar Necklace, circa 1960’s
Vintage smashing Boucher collar necklace dipped in gold and handset with turquoise marbled stones is FIT FOR A QUEEN. Tension is created between the strong pebbled lava-like metal and the smoothness of the cool and calm blue stones. The necklace’s 19 prong set links articulate softly around the wearers neck. After 60 years this couture piece of costume jewelry is still in vogue and so very current.
Brutalist jewelers made jewelry as wearable works of art. Marcel Boucher, a master goldsmith, was born in Paris, France in 1898 and apprenticed under Cartier. Pierre Cartier brought Boucher with him to Manhattan where Cartier opened his 5th Avenue store with $100 and a double strand of perfect natural pearls valued at 1 million dollars. Boucher honed his craft under the tutelage one of the best jewelers in the world. Cartier’s still is revered and universally respected. Marcel Boucher opened his own jewelry company in 1938 and his pieces are extremely coveted and collected.