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.