It takes a jeweller’s eye to turn an oft overlooked object in nature into a thing of iconic beauty. At the time when gardens and the related themes were all the rage, Frédéric Boucheron picked on the wild ivy that grew under the arches of the Palais-Royal. In the ‘Lierre de Paris’ collection Boucheron combines rough and gloss finishes to create an astonishingly high-end jewellery piece. The diamond-set ivy possessively grips the necklace, an assemblage of almost invisibly set rough gems that resembles a piece of textured cloth. The necklace gets its volume from the wild ivy leaves whose veins are studded with baguette diamonds. The leaves are articulated with round diamonds. The rough and faceted diamond necklace is a piece, which even if you don’t own it, is worth a thousand glances.