Deciphering The 4 Codes Of Boucheron’s Quatre


As the Quatre celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Boucheron launches a special microsite. Firstly, play interactive games featuring the Quatre Classique, Quatre Double White Edition and Quatre Black Edition, amongst others. You will also learn more about the four iconic codes of the Quatre, integral components of the graphic jewellery line.


Firstly, there’s Grosgrain. Typically referring to ribbed silks in ribbon-making, a similar textured pattern has starred in Boucheron’s jewellery since the 1860s. Translating the effect of light and supple fabrics into jewellery, the inimitable Grosgrain appears on the topmost layer of many Quatre pieces, most noticeably in bracelets and rings.

Then comes Diamonds. Boucheron has incorporated diamonds in its designs since 1892. Selecting only exceptional stones, the maison showcases its jewel-making expertise to perfection. As a result, a shiny row of diamonds symbolising timelessness and eternity forms the second layer in the Quatre.

The third code is Boucheron’s Clou de Paris. Inspired by cobblestones that line much of the city of love, its structured good looks debuted in 1911. Today, as a nod to the brand’s address on 26 Place Vendôme, the Clou de Paris remains an important feature of Quatre jewellery.

Lastly, the Double Godron completes the quartet. Architecture is one of Frédéric Boucheron’s favourite sources of inspiration. This explains why the double groove detailing remains a part of the brand’s jewellery collection since the 1860s. Symbolic of the link between two individuals in love, the Double Godron typically forms the foundation of Quatre jewellery pieces.

Combining four heritage codes into one, it’s no wonder that the Quatre is still a Boucheron icon. Be it 20, 30 or even 50 years later, you can be sure that the Quatre will withstand the test of time and trends.

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