The fashion for voluminous bangles which spans most of the 1930s owes its origin to the new-found fascination for African tribal art and a series of exhibitions in Paris and New York.
A platinum and diamond tranche bangle, Juliette Moutard for René Boivin, Paris 1937
This trend was further reinforced by the popularisation of North African jewellery by major society figures such as Nancy Cunard and Daisy Fellowes – first seen in the mid-1920s.
We like this bangle very much indeed for its simplicity and purity of design: a stylish jewel designed by a woman for the newly emancipated women of her time.
A tapered cuff bracelet of melon slice design, pavé-set at the front with round and single-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum
Comprising round and single-cut diamonds
Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 3/4″
Certificate of Authenticity from Françoise Cailles, dated November, 24, 2015, stating that the diamond tranche bracelet is René Boivin, 1937, from a design by Juliette Moutard based on an idea from Jeanne Boivin
cf. Cailles, Françoise, René Boivin: Jeweler, London: Quartet Books, 1994. p. 174
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