Chaumet Botanical exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris

French Maison Chaumet is presenting its new exhibition, Botanical, at the Beaux-Arts de Paris until September 4. The exhibition proposes a striking dialogue between the Maison’s exceptional jewelry creations and a botanical vision that resonates with all forms of art, creating an immersive experience that recounts the beauty of plants across 7,000 years of art. 

Celebrating nature in art, the Botanical exhibition features nearly 400 artworks – paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs and furniture – alongside a hundred jewelry pieces from Chaumet and other jewelers. Scientific works and creations by botanists and artists combine for a discovery of the extraordinary beauty of nature. Maria Merian and Émile Gallé are joined by Delacroix, Arcimboldo and Monet, as well as Redouté, Eva Jospin, Le Corbusier and Anna Atkins. To curate the exhibition, Chaumet called on Marc Jeanson, botanical director of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

The unique selection of works celebrating nature transcends chronology, mixing primitive objects and contemporary takes, for this exhibition, more than 70 museums, foundations, galleries and private collectors have loaned works: such as the Museum National d’Histoire NaturelleOrsay and Louvre museumsInstitut de FranceVictoria and Albert MuseumPistoia Musei, also Musée de l’École de NancyKew Royal Botanical GardensHamburger Kunsthalle and Albion Art Collection in Tokyo, to name but a few.

Nature and botanical motifs figure at the heart of Chaumet’s heritage. The exhibition fuses jewelry-making savoir-faire and art history in the exceptional setting of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Chaumet has enjoyed a special relationship with the school for many years and has provided funding for the ‘Dessin Extra Large’ chair since its creation in 2020.

The Chaumet Botanical exhibition is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm-8pm. More information come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Chaumet presents its latest collection at Place Vendôme



French Maison Chaumet continues to explore and expose his story in the private museum above his shop in Place Vendôme, Paris. After sentimental education the latest exhibition – which was held this time in the ephemeral museum, transformed into space Bridal (see article here) -, the jeweler invites visitors to discover Chaumet Trésors d’Afrique (Treasures of Africa) and a stroll through some sixty pieces that pay homage to the plural Africa that inspired them.

This exhibition is also the opportunity for the jeweler to unveil the third and final stopover of the new Les Mondes de Chaumet collection. A rare opportunity to discover the oldest listed salons of the Place Vendôme, and a table of unique pieces in a scenography signed by Bureau Betak (famous for staging the scenery of many big fashion shows) that will highlight, by a series of installations, the vision of an Africa told as a subject of eminently artistic inspiration.

Exhibition Chaumet Worlds – Trésors d’Afrique
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018
From 10h to 20h (last visit at 19h15) – night 7 July to 22h.
Free admission on registration on the site





Chaumet presents ‘Imperial Splendours’ exhibition at the Palace Museum, Beijing

Chaumet 'Imperial Splendours' exhibition at the Palace Museum, Beijing Bourbon-Parma Tiara  

The old Forbidden City is hosting an impressive display of the famous French jewelers skills with a new exhibition.

French ‘Haute Joaillier’ Maison Chaumet has consistently produced beautiful designs that have enthralled us since the 18th century. While many would love to leave the past behind them, sometimes it pays to look back once in a while to see just how far you have come. Rich in history and traditions, the brand has delved back into its archives to produce a spellbinding exhibition called ‘Imperial Splendours’ in the Palace Museum, Beijing.


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A delightful Hummingbird Aigrette in gold, silver, diamonds and rubies with Hummingbird feathers created by Joseph Chaumet circa 1880. Even today still very modern. (Collection Chaumet, Paris).


8-marie-stuart-aigrette-joseph-chaumet.jpg__1536x0_q75_crop-scale_subsampling-2_upscale-falseAn enchanting aigrette made by Joseph Chaumet circa 1910, from gold, silver, diamonds and natural Pearls. (Collection Chaumets, Paris).

The exhibition, curated by Henri Loyrette who is the director of Musee de Louvre, will show over 300 beautiful and rare pieces from the Maisons treasured archive. From jewels, watches, objects d’art, paintings and drawings, it is a chance for visitors to see what the brand has been producing since it was founded in 1780. With the support of prominent museums and prestigious collections, we see Chaumet’s artistry at its finest.

One of the highlights of the collection is the Bourbon-Parma tiara (pictured on top) that was crafted in 1919. Made of platinum and diamonds for Countess Hedwige de La Rochfoucauld upon her marrige to the Price Sixte of Bourbon-Parma. In the show of cultural appreciation, the Palace Musum has also selected several items from its own collection to be offered as an exchange between the Chinese and French jewellery arts.


A vanity case by Joseph Chaumet, circa 1925, in gold, platinum, nephrite, lapiz lazuli and diamonds reflecting the taste for exotic chinoiserie products. (Collection Chaumet, Paris).



Designed by Robert Lemoine, this necklace in gold, frosted rock crystal, jasper and diamonds features ann octopus gripping seaweed garland and a rubellite stone. Collection of Her Royal Highness Princess Bourbon des Deux Siciles.

You can catch the ‘Imperial Splendors’ exhibition at the Wu men Room, Meridian Gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing from April 11 to July 2. The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sonday (closed on Monday), from 8.30am to 5pm.