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AQUA-WHAT? MEET THE SUMMER--FRIENDLY GEM: Boucheron's Serpent Bohème Aquaprase Collection
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Boucheron
23.06.2021
Boucheron's 'Serpent Bohème Aquaprase' Collection
Boucheron's 'Serpent Bohème Aquaprase' Collection
Boucheron's 'Serpent Bohème Aquaprase' Collection
Boucheron's 'Serpent Bohème Aquaprase' Collection
Boucheron's 'Serpent Bohème Aquaprase' Collection
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One can argue that rarity is perhaps what makes some gemstones greater than others. But one can also argue that it isn’t every day that the industry discovers something entirely new in the catalogue. This was the case for the emergence of aquaprase, a bluish green chalcedony that was only discovered less than a decade ago in Africa. Its founder, a Greek-born gem explorer, brought the discovery to many for a second opinion of its classification and there were no unanimous answers to its make. Shortly, he got confirmation that aquaprase – a name he coined that hints at the colours of the Aegean Sea and the vegetation surrounding his homeland of Greece – was an entirely new and natural chalcedony. Now, you’re probably wondering how you can score this serene coloured gemstone for daily wear. We will clue you in that the biggest jeweller to have included it in its portfolio as of late is Boucheron, which has bestowed its iconic Serpent Bohème designs with this summer-friendly hue. As for its purpose? We wouldn’t bet against aquaprase for giving you some calmness and clarity in times of chaos.

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