jewelry Chaumet : An empire, a capital, a jeweller
At the end of the eighteenth century, a young apprentice, Marie-Etienne Nitot, learns his trade from Marie-Antoinette's jeweler. He quickly became his closest collaborator, but soon founded his own firm. He received spectacular orders: in addition to the tiara of Pope Pius VII, he created the sword used for the coronation of Napoleon, thus becoming the official jeweler of the imperial court. The Emperor intended to make Paris the center of fashion. But it was Josephine, whose regular supplier he was, who inspired his most beautiful pieces. The jewelry house moved to the heart of the mythical Place Vendôme in 1812, when Nitot's son took over. Empires fall but the taste for splendor remains and Paris, under the restored monarchy, definitively becomes the capital of luxury. It was under the aegis of Joseph Chaumet, director of the House from the end of the nineteenth century until the Belle Epoque, that the House was christened with the illustrious name that we know today, Chaumet. The tiara that the jeweler is particularly fond of, makes the House famous.
The Chaumet signature
The Chaumet style is characterized by special themes and is constantly renewed by various sources of inspiration. Exalted, enchanted, triumphant, nature unfolds around your neck in necklaces as sumptuous as it is. But Chaumet jewelry is also inspired by the trends and currents that influence the city of Paris. Bold and futuristic, the artistic line opens up to each new era and takes on a garçonne look, introduces geometric shapes, mixes colors and materials, gives in to exoticism... Echoing modernity, the House of Chaumet is always looking for novelties. However, it never forgets the good Parisian taste that characterizes it and jealously perpetuates its style, recognizable among all, because it is at the service of the woman that, since Josephine, it never ceases to sublimate.
The woman at Chaumet
The first, the inspiration, the muse: the immense Josephine... If Napoleon, from the top of the Vendôme column, seems to watch over the House he helped launch, it is the empress who has always set the tone. It is she who sets the tone for the model that will sublimate the modern woman that you are. Close, intimate, familiar, she even gave her name to one of the most prestigious collections of the house.
A Chaumet necklace, for what occasion?
A joyful palette of Chaumet necklaces and pendants is available to express all the nuances of emotion. From the flexible, light, free link, synonymous with passion, to the true talisman, a powerful symbol of union between two people, this jewel embraces you voluptuously. A jewel of feeling par excellence, it celebrates love and symbolizes union. Created to accompany you in your daily life or to mark the great moments of your life, the Chaumet necklace is suitable for all occasions.
The Chaumet high jewelry collection of necklaces
Real jewels, created by hand and made to measure, come to life in the workshop at 12 Place Vendôme.
Surprised in its momentum, the moving nature unfolds in a wave of diamonds and illuminates your neckline with the Déferlante necklace.
This time, it's the city that's in the spotlight with the Torsades necklace. Inspired by the movement of the frieze that adorns the Vendôme column, this diamond interlacing revisits the historic jewel of the Maharajah of Indore with dynamism.
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As its name suggests, the Liens necklace celebrates the union. Its graphic pattern translates the links woven between people, and its bright and luminous stones underline its freshness and beauty.
She loved the pear-shaped diamond because it looked like a drop of water; she wore tiaras and aigrettes with grace. Josephine seems to still be around through the signature collection that pays tribute to her. The Josephine collection reinvents the iconic V-shape of the egret that was so dear to the empress, thus combining past and present.
The nature dear to Chaumet is reinterpreted in a symbolic garden with Bee my love. The beehive cell, with its perfect geometry, is transformed into a pendant that casts precious glints on your skin. The bee, an imperial symbol, gives you a royal look.
The Chaumet House, famous for its Parisian good taste and its exceptional know-how that has been passed down for more than 240 years, has crossed the ages to offer you jewelry creations that give you grace and elegance. This feminine jewel par excellence is dedicated to you, it makes you a queen.