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Multidisciplinary artist and jeweller Jean Boggio casts a magic spell on everything he touches

By Juliet de La Rochefoucauld in Paris

Running down the steps of an old Tuscan palazzo and through the narrow paths that wind around the golden sandstone walls, I embark on an imaginary journey into the past, transported into legends of old. I am looking at a ring: a marvellous creation by Jean Boggio, goldsmith, jeweller and storyteller - in which order it is hard to tell.

His monumental rings are miniature towers, villages and palaces set within mysterious gardens planted with chrysoprase, amethysts, diamonds, sapphires and rubies. One stunning and unique Jean Boggio ring, with its plate tracery and pointed arch Gothic windows, mimics the texture of carved and chiselled stones creating an interesting contrast to the emeralds and  the cabochon emerald oculus below. It is set with an onyx dome and diamonds while the citrine briolettes recreate a garden and highlight the oxidised silver...

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