René Boivin (1864 - 1917)
René Boivin was an excellent designer as well as an engraver. He acquired several workshops. In 1893 he married Jeanne, sister of the famous couturier Poiret. She became the first woman jeweller of the 20th century. Together they created some of the most daring pieces of jewellery of the early 1900s. After her husband's death Jeanne relocated the shop to the Avenue de l’Opéra with her daughter and Juliette Moutard. Their cooperation lasted for forty years. Between 1921 and 1932 Suzanne Belperron started to work for the renowned firm of Boivin where she created masterpices as the Starfish (1936). After Jeanne Boivin died in 1959 the company was bought by Louis Girard. In 1991 the House of Boivin was sold to the Asprey Group.