Boucheron presents Wladimir, The Cat collection: the cat with the gemstone necklace

The new season of Boucheron jewelry, “Wladimir, The Cat”, is inspired by Gérard Boucheron’s pet cat, Wladimir, the third generation heir to the brand, and uses diamonds and white gold to create a vivid image of the pet cat’s pride.

Adopted by Gérard Boucheron in the 1970s as a long-haired black cat, Wladimir launched his modeling career in the 1980s, wearing gorgeous jewels in many of his iconic and adorable campaigns for Boucheron.

Left: Boucheron 1980s jewelry ad; Right: Wladimir black sapphire ring, 2019

Leggings chambray 90’s raw denim portland man braid, deep v palo santo craft beer fanny pack marfa drinking vinegar. Kale cThe collection consists of three sets of pieces, two of which are simple pendant and ring designs – a white gold version in green with a tsavorite necklace set in front of the pet cat’s neck, echoing the green eyes of the gods; and a gold version with champagne-colored diamonds in a warm golden hue, with a necklace of teardrop-shaped diamonds and round diamonds.

Wladimir, The Cat white gold pendant necklace, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat white gold pendant necklace, by Boucheron

Set with 1 teardrop-cut tsavorite (0.15ct), 6 round-cut tsavorites (0.07ct total weight), 223 round-cut diamonds (1.41ct total weight), cat eyes made of green onyx, tsavorites and black sapphires, nose painted with pink lacquer.

Wladimir, The Cat white gold ring, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat white gold ring, by Boucheron

Set with one teardrop-cut tsavorite (0.16ct), 8 round-cut tsavorites (0.14ct total weight), 597 round-cut diamonds (4.18ct total weight), cat eyes made of mother-of-pearl, crystal, tsavorite and black sapphire, nose painted with pink lacquer.

Wladimir, The Cat gold pendant necklace, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat gold pendant necklace, by Boucheron

Set with 1 teardrop-cut diamond (weighing 0.14ct), 53 round-cut diamonds (total weight 0.35ct), 176 round-cut champagne-colored diamonds (total weight 1.33ct), cat eyes made of green onyx, tsavorite and black sapphires, nose painted with pink lacquer.

Wladimir, The Cat gold ring, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat gold ring, by Boucheron

Set with 1 teardrop-cut diamond (weighing 0.35ct), 123 round-cut diamonds (total weight 1.28ct), 532 round-cut champagne-colored diamonds (total weight 7.31ct), cat eyes made of mother-of-pearl, crystal, tsavorite and black sapphire, nose painted with pink lacquer.

The most magnificent of these pieces is a set of tanzanites – the Wladimir, The Cat necklace features a cat’s head pendant with a teardrop-shaped tanzanite of over 30ct, with a tassel of crystals and tanzanites swaying lightly beneath it; another cocktail ring features two back-to-back pet cats, with a 13.53ct cushion-shaped tanzanite between their heads. The other cocktail ring features two back-to-back pet cats with a 13.53ct cushion-shaped tanzanite between their heads, with vertical ears that extend into the claws of the main stone.

Wladimir, The Cat necklace in white gold, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat necklace in white gold, by Boucheron

Set with 1 teardrop-cut tanzanite, embellished with tanzanite, diamonds, tanzanite and crystal flat beads, cat eyes made of mother-of-pearl, crystal, sapphire and black sapphire, nose painted with pink lacquer.

Wladimir, The Cat necklace in white gold, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat necklace in white gold, by Boucheron

Set with 3 teardrop-cut tanzanites (total weight 2.74ct), 4 round-cut sapphires (total weight 0.24ct), 1209 round-cut diamonds (total weight 16.05ct), 84 cultured pearls (total weight 319.45ct), cat’s eyes made of mother-of-pearl, crystals, sapphires and black sapphires, nose painted with pink lacquer, detachable to be worn as a brooch.

Wladimir, The Cat white gold ring, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat white gold ring, by Boucheron
Wladimir, The Cat white gold ring, by Boucheron

The main stone is a 13.53ct cushion-cut tanzanite, embellished with 760 round-cut diamonds (total weight 5.62ct), 10 sapphires (total weight 0.44ct), cat eyes made of mother-of-pearl, crystal, sapphire and black sapphire, and a nose painted with pink lacquer.