The countdown has begun! From one day to the next, the sparkle of an ephemeris outlines the stars of the Chaumet constellation, arousing the desire for dream gifts.
The empress Joséphine, who made her Malmaison park the project of her life, as well as the reflection of her tastes and images of her childhood in Martinique, introduced there numerous rare and exotic variety. The hortensias are a part of her precious botanical collections, like Redouté's boards demonstrate.
Thus Nitot et Fils create for her in 1807 a wide diamonds set includind a delicate Hortensia garland which gathers nearly 300 carats.