Jeweller Jules Rene Boivin was born in 1864 and from a young age showed a passion for high jewellery. After becoming an apprentice goldsmith, it was obvious he was incredibly skilled in engraving and designing and, by the 1890s, Boivin began his eponymous firm Rene Boivin and established himself in Rue de St Anastase. In the firm's early years, Boivin created beautiful floral, garland and Art Nouveau-style high jewellery. In 1917, Rene passed away and wife Jeanne took on the company, with Suzanne Belperron joining in 1921. The firm continued to be a family business with Boivin's daughters joining in 1933 and producing some very avant-garde work in the 40s and 50s. In 1991, the high jewellery house was purchased by Asprey. True to the brand's core values even today, nothing is typical in the house of Boivin, with jewellery that always stands out.