La Nature de Chaumet collection reinterprets the Maison’s founding sources of inspiration, expressing the identity of Chaumet while revealing its vision of nature. Four themes are the new chapters that tell the story; the laurel, the ear of wheat, the oak and the lily – all attributes of the gods in classical mythology and interpreted by the Maison since its origins.
A gift of the gods to mortals, wheat symbolises life, the earth’s bounty and the golden days of harvest. The goddess Ceres’ sumptuous gold grain provides both physical and spiritual nourishment as it represents maternal love.
Echoing the pieces created by Chaumet for Empresses Joséphine and Marie-Louise, these ears of wheat bend in the breeze and imbue the diamond sets with precious generosity.
The reinvention of a symbolic garden. Slender stems carrying flowers, ethereal leaves curled around fruit, wild grasses harbouring insects, golden harvests in summer splendour… such is the essence of Chaumet’s nature.
Mastering its expertise to create enchantment, Chaumet has invented precious jewels that tell the fabulous story of Parisian High Jewellery, born in 1780, with the lightness of hand and deceptive simplicity that defines its style.
Majesty and grace, power and delicacy: from one period to another the Maison writes new chapters of a story that celebrates nuance and composition, opposites brought together in stunning contrasts. Nature interpreted by Chaumet teems with life, it is an ode to the eternal cycle of plants, foliage and berries, from bud to bloom.
Wheat tiara, circa 1905-1910.
Tied ears of wheat aigrette, circa 1900.
The wheat sheaves represented by the nine pieces of the Offrandes d’été set seem freshly picked from the fields; highlighted by diamonds, their luminous grains burst with life.
An impressionist image of fields bathed in summer sunset light, when the harvest’s bountiful sheaves are gathered, lit-up by the delicate orangey pink of Padparadscha sapphires.
Warmed by summer and bending in a soft breeze, the golden ears of the Moissons sous le vent parure combine the sensuality of yellow gold with the sparkle of diamonds in celebration of the vintage style of the 1980s.
Emblem of victory, the evergreen laurel also celebrates immortality. With triumphant femininity, it is adorned here with shades of blue and pink. The suppleness and movement of the pieces evoke Apollo and Daphne’s love chase.
The flower of innocence and emblem of the kings of France, The lily celebrate the different facets of feminine beauty, from translucent purity to fiery passion.
Whether enhanced by the radiant hues of dawn or by the colours of a stormy sky, it brings grandeur to jewellery creations as light as dew drops.