During the Napoleonic era, Chaumet created the first acrostic bracelets for Empress Joséphine and Empress Marie-Louise.
Set with precious gemstones, the acrostic bracelets read like a poem. The initials of the names of each stone form a word, a secret message.
With the ABC collection, Chaumet has reinvented the magic of the love letter, creating a line of jewellery that conveys a message of love.
Above: Acrostic bracelets owned by Empress Marie-Louise forming the first names and dates of birth of the Emperor and Empress, and the dates of their meeting and marriage in 1810, Nitot & Fils, 1810. Private collection.
To rewrite the world in the language of jewels, Chaumet has invented an alphabet of 26 stones: A for Amethyst, B for Beryl, C for Citrine, etc.
“Amour”, “Aimer” and “Toi & Moi” are some of the tender messages conveyed on rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces in the ABC collection.
You can also compose your own message using the 26 stones from the Chaumet alphabet, which our workshop will set onto a bracelet or choker in white or yellow gold.
This service is exclusively offered in Chaumet stores, on special order only.