Making a difference in jewellery.
For six generations, Boghossian has been building a heritage in jewellery by blending cultures, drawing inspiration from Art history and being passionate about constantly innovating, pushing further the boundaries of their craftsmanship.
In their creations, they have remarkably succeeded in finding a perfect harmony between Eastern and Western cultural inspirations, a creative environment the House refers to as the Orient Contemporain. From the East, Boghossian takes the richness of patterns, the vibrancy of colours, the oriental opulence. The Mughal Empire, the origin of Boghossian’s masterful signature style, the Art of Inlay, is another major influence. From the West, they adopt a freshness of style, a lightness and a fluidity of design. The never-ending need to move ahead, the use of groundbreaking technology in jewellery and the audacious artistic movements such as Art-Deco and Art-Nouveau are also important modern western inspirations.
In fact, Art has always been a source of inspiration for the Boghossians. In their private collections, they pay tribute to the incredible jewellery craftsmanship and level of sophistication artisans achieved in past centuries. They firmly believe that Art is key to the dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures and their Foundation, based in the Villa Empain in Brussels, is a true reflection of that philosophy.
Boghossian’s artistic approach is audacious at its core. They want to make a difference and push the boundaries of jewellery design.
« We want to inspire curiosity. We are thrilled when our jewellery raises questions » - Albert Boghossian.
This daring approach is well illustrated by Boghossian’s decision to revive the ancient decorative technique Art of Inlay, where a gemstone is meticulously set within another gemstone. Such innovative thinking also led the House to create the remarkable « Kissing Diamond » setting technique, where two contrasting stones are united, using a minimum amount of metal, giving the illusion of one floating over another. Boghossian has also carried out extensive research into transforming elements such as carbon and titanium into graceful and lightweight jewellery materials.
Breaking the codes of traditional jewellery craftsmanship is a never-ending quest for Boghossian, where they always keep in mind their ultimate aim of surrounding women with an aura of light, a halo, a special mystery.