Along the left-hand border of the Bochic website is a lengthy list of celebrities who have walked the red carpet sporting Bochic jewelry — everyone from Debra Messing, Halle Berry, and Kate Winslet to Kerry Washington and Michelle Obama. The press section of the website shows publication cover after cover, in which Bochic jewels have been featured, magazines including in Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle, as well as periodicals from around the globe, like L’Officiel and Tatler. Women of style discovered Bochic (short for Bohemian chic) not long after it was founded, in 2004, by the wife and husband team of Miriam Salat and David Joseph. Her background is in jewelry and his in design, although his earliest career was in the film and music industries. Together, they create pieces you would swear your statement-making, stylish, madcap great-aunt surely must have owned. That is the thing about Bochic’s jewelry — you feel that everything about it is truly vintage, pieces fabricated yesteryear, by artisans in a top-secret European atelier. The design and careful construction of Bochic’s bijoux belie the modern-day era of their creation.
Among the most spectacular pieces are the cuffs and the dangling earrings that fuse precious metals and a panoply of gemstones: antique rose-cut diamond chandelier earrings; mother-of-pearl dangling earrings studded with tourmalines and diamonds; matching Bakelite cuff bracelets with accents of rose-cut diamonds, spinels, and emeralds and of course, skull rings!