BLACK MAGIC: With the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair around the corner, Boucheron gave editors in Paris for fashion week a preview of the latest collection from its jewelry line, Quatre, whose fans are said to include Charlotte Rampling and Carine Roitfeld. Launched in 2004, the line is based on four stacked bands bearing iconic Boucheron motifs, such as “Clous de Paris,” which evokes the cobblestones of Place Vendôme.

Eliciting a graphic, rock ’n’ roll spirit, the new line, Black Edition, features the first Quatre ring made with white and black gold. It is also the first collection to be signed off by chief executive officer Pierre Bouissou since his arrival at the fine jewelry house last May. Black Edition will enter stores from mid-April, and French actress Emma de Caunes has made a music compilation for its launch. Boucheron in July will present its first fine jewelry collection under its new director of creation, Claire Choisne, which will show at the Biennale des Antiquaires in September.

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