To make such extremely delicate pieces, there is no substitute for handmade craftsmanship. For more than 240 years, the artisan-jewellers of the Maison, keepers of an age-old craftsmanship, design, cut and set stones to create precious and unique jewels in the Chaumet workshops at Place Vendôme, Paris. Chaumet unveils here a few of these sublime collections.
We have a saying, that High Jewellery is to jewellery what Haute Couture is to fashion: creating jewels, by hand and custom-made by craftsmen with exceptional skill, who use traditional techniques and tools, taking several thousand hours to create pieces for our unique collections. A Chaumet tiara, the Maison’s signature piece since the imperial era, can take more than 1,500 hours of work to create. In the workshops of 12 Place Vendôme, jewellers, setters, polishers and gem cutters have created these exceptional pieces for more than 230 years.
The new Les Ciels de Chaumet High Jewellery collection tells a four-part story about the multiple metamorphoses of the sky.
A precious echo of the taste of its muse, the Joséphine collection perpetuates this graceful and elegant style that is characteristic of Maison Chaumet.
The collection is inspired by three precious instants, mixing the Maison’s virtuosity with dreams of distant horizons.
From imperial celebrations to the music halls of the roaring 1920s, the collection pays homage to great festive occasions, illuminated by the sparkle of diamonds.
This ode to nature reinterprets one of the Maison’s iconic designs, the Fuchsia tiara.
The collection explores the moving and ephemeral beauty of nature, which never ceases to inspire the Maison’s jewellers, from Joséphine’s time to today.
Maison Chaumet has created more than 2000 tiaras since it was established in 1780, and continually breathes new life into this exquisite piece of jewellery.
The Maison’s virtuosity in jewellery making has been handed down from one master jeweller to another for over 230 years.