THE ART OF PARISIAN JEWELLERY SINCE 1780
The history of Chaumet has been entwined with the History of France ever since its founding in 1780, in Paris. Indeed, the Maison very quickly became the official jeweller to Empress Josephine. The High Jewellery savoir-faire of the Maison has been passed down through generations of jewellers for almost 240 years. Crafted at the very heart of the place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations reflect these exceptional skills and pay tribute to the Parisian style.
The Liens collection celebrates the link between two people, through a contemporary reinterpretation of sentimental jewellery. The link is highly symbolic and the thread that unites two people who love each other, drawing their destiny closer. This graphic design has featured in the Maison’s historic creations and provided the inspiration for a collection in keeping with the times since 1977.
Modern and free, Empress Joséphine has inspired Chaumet’s graceful, characterful creations for over two centuries. As the Maison’s first major client, this strong-willed woman who, through love, became a sovereign, invented a style that married elegance and lightness. It is an aesthetic that infuses the collections today.
The Joséphine collection transposes the tiara and aigrette into the repertoire of contemporary jewellery. Joséphine Aigrette is an invitation to creativity. The joyful combinations, with gold and stones in an array of shades, expresses a unique personality. Combined and layered boldly, coloured stones, diamonds and pearls form a unique set of jewellery.
Chaumet solitaires combine the strengths of symbolism and the art of composition, made of airy mounts sublimating the diamond’s splendour. These creations borrow their art of detail and virtuosic techniques from Haute Joaillerie.
Each creation’s own artful composition demands that each centre stone to meet the requirements of excellence. Beyond the traditional 4Cs–colour, clarity, cut and carat–the Maison selects the most beautiful diamonds and recuts them in correspondence with a fifth criterion of its own: harmony. A criterion according to which emotion is as important as the calculation of proportions, ensuring that each Chaumet diamond is perfect.