Bouvier

I thought I would share a little weakness of mine in the jewellery department.  I tend to wear minimal jewellery, but minimal doesn't necessarily mean it has to be boring.  For some reason I've never quite mastered the knack of accessorising with jewellery.  I often see other women and admire their skill for putting pieces together.  I'm still observing and learning...
 
That leads me to the stunning 'Bouvier' jewellery by the talented partnership of Rebecca Raft and Peter Conroy.  Bouvier allows a woman to wear one piece of jewellery and make a statement which takes out the stress of being talented with accessorising.  The composition of the design is exotic, intriguing, timeless and sophisticated and each piece is skillfully crafted and hand-cut from hammered silver, making every item unique. 



I'm particularly partial to the personalized bangles (for sentimental reasons in addition to aesthetic) and the long-drop engraved earrings as signature pieces.  Image 1 and 2 are my favourites from previous collections which were featured heavily in fashion editorials. They are the 'Fez' long-drop, tiered earring (image 1, above); and the 'Clea' engraved, 12cm drop, multi-tiered earring embellished with pearl drops (image 2, below).  




The Clea 12cm drop earring (above) is engraved on every single piece of hammered silver in a poetic way and when read in entirety it says 'Tout ce qui attire l'attention, qui est beau n'est pas toujours bon, mais tout ce qui est bon est tourjours tres beau'.  When translated, the script means 'Anything that draws attention, which is beautiful is not always good, but all that is good is very beautiful'.





Even though the more dramatic pieces are my preference, Bouvier also makes exquisite subtle pieces.  For anyone that is interested you can view Bouvier on their website www.bouvier.com.au or it is available for order through the lovely Inge at www.gugubeach.com.au (with shipping worldwide).


Photo credits:  www.bouvier.com.au

13 comments:

  1. Wow, absolutely amazing pieces! I can see why you love their jewelry. I hadn't heard of them before so thanks for sharing! :)

    xxTheresa

    The Habit

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    1. Hi Theresa, Glad to share something new with you :) Happy weekend lovely xx

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  2. Oh they are stunning pieces. I really like the engraved earrings, what a nice touch.


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    1. They are breathtaking in real life. I was concerned about the weight of the really large earrings but they are comfortable and easy to wear. Such knock out pieces.

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  3. Very beautiful collection of jewelry, indeed, along with a sensible approach. Sometimes less is enough...when you have the right jewel. I'd submit that it illustrates a principal generally useful in fashion, whether shoes, jewels, or something else; better to invest in a few quality items with style and art then have lots of cheap stuff. Not a hard rule, of course.

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    1. Exactly. I'm definitely not for having excess, rather quality items that will stand the test of time.

      Bouvier is so striking in real life you can literally see the workmanship and feel the weight and quality of the materials that they only need to be teamed with a simple dress. Let the jewellery speak in the outfit without complicating the look. I love in the editorials how they have teamed the Bouvier with all white, cream or all black. Simple yet elegant.

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  4. Amazing pictures, those earrings are perfect :)

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    1. Happy weekend. I searched for a long time for the perfect dramatic earring and then found these from Bouvier. I love how classy and unique they are. They are always a topic of discussion.

      I'm lovin' your killer look on your post today. It's gorgeous! xx

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  5. Gorgeous pieces Mandi!!! I love the earrings!!! xoxo from Rome

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  6. these are beautiful jewerlies Mandi!!! and lovely pictures as well!!!

    i have "big" ears so i tend to hide it but i love collecting huge and super big size necklaces :)

    hope you had great weekend!!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  7. I hover between subtle pieces to dramatic ones. Needless to say, I love the ones you've featured.

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  8. Greetings from the elves at BOUVIER. It's wonderful to read so many positive comments. Thank you everybody ... we're really chuffed! And thank you too Mandi for creating this brilliant site. It's become one of our studio's faves.

    Checkya soon,

    Rafti and PC
    www.bouvier.com.au

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  9. Hi Rafti and PC... Glad to spread the word about Bouvier's exquisite designs. Thank you also for the very gracious feedback and taking the time to stop by. It's very kind of you.

    Bouvier is so devine. My partner buys me a piece every year for my birthday so I'm starting to get quite a collection. It's nice to connect such a beautiful and wearable piece of jewellery with a special event.

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