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Get a close up of Imperial Russia’s grandeur with the Boucheron Hiver Impérial collection

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Step into the days of Imperial Russia and see the Boucheron Hiver Impérial collection come into stunning, glittering creation with a six-part virtual tour of the maison’s workshop

There's always a story behind the most exquisite of haute joaillerie. In Boucheron's case, the new Hiver Impérial collection is a tale of love woven with the infinite wonder of nature, and set in the backdrop of Imperial Russia. But beyond the immediate breath of awe once you lay eyes on the pieces, Hiver Impérial is also representative of the maison's historical ties to the Russian Empire, as Boucheron was the first French jeweller to set down roots in Moscow with a boutique in 1897.

Drawn to the aura and mystique of the snow-covered land that is the Russian Far East, the collection is inspired by the country's Slavic heritage and vast, magnificent expanses. Centred by three main themes — nature, fashion and architecture — a trio of different parures dazzle stunningly, with Lumière de Nuit depicting the beauty of the North's glacial landscape, Femmes Boréales celebrating the glittering hauteur of contemporary empresses, and L'Anneau d'Or paying homage to the panoramic vision of colourful cupolas and onion domes in Russia's stately old towns. Now see the Hiver Impérial collection take form:

Chapter 1, Le Dessin: Putting pen and paint to paper

Chapter 2, Les Pierres: Finding that perfect centre stone

Chapter 3, Le Cristal de Roche: Carving crystals of flawlessness

Chapter 4, La Marqueterie: Etching an intricate inlay 

Chapter 5, Les Perles: Lacing ropes of precious pearls

Chapter 6, Les Sertissage: Setting the stunning stones

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