Chaumet, not only for queens

French Maison Chaumet has released updates to its Joséphine High Jewellery collection, and the new designs are a celebration of one of the favourite gemstone cuts of the French Maison’s most famous patron – the pear.

Elegant and eternally modern, this 15th century gemstone cut is the star of a new jewellery collection from the French Maison

Empress Joséphine Bonepart, wife of Emperor Napoléon Bonepart, was one of Chaumet’s earliest clients, and more than a century later the house continues to pay its respects. Many of Chaumet’s jewels take inspiration from the Empress, who was famed for her flamboyance.

Inspired by Empress Joséphine’s sovereign allure, the French Maison unveils new timelessly elegant Joséphine High jewellery creations. True masterpieces of refinement and delicacy that pay a dazzling tribute to the Maison’s bicentenary jewellery virtuosity and exceptional heritage.

The pear cut, with a shapely curve at one end that leads up to a sharp point, has long been a favourite amongst gem cutters. The first pear-cut diamond is said to have originated in Flanders in the mid 15th century. A diamond pioneer named Lodewyk van Bercken is credited with its invention; he is also the man who invented the diamond polishing wheel, which transformed the look of diamonds forever.

The asymmetrical pear-shaped diamond is loved for its elegance. When worn in a ring with the narrow tip of the diamond pointing to the end of the finger, a well-proportioned pear can create the illusion of elongating the finger.

In its latest homage to Joséphine, Chaumet has updated its diamond jewellery collection of the same name with designs that celebrate the pear shape, which was said to be one of the Empress’s favourite cuts.

This year’s additions to Chaumet Joséphine celebrate the pear in all forms. Across the collection, you will find pear-shaped diamond nestled into gold and diamond pavé V formations, dripping from ear climbers, and adding sparkle to hairlines in delicate tiaras. Pear-cut aquamarine and blue sapphire add colour to the collection, which is otherwise dominated by white diamonds and white gold.

Chaumet has also played with the shape of the pear cut as a motif, using it as a frame for small round brilliant diamonds to create jewels with more accessible price tags than would be possible for the same styles using large pear cuts of diamond.

The collection also includes watches. These, too, play on the pear shape, with elegant dials that follow the formation of the cut. Available in 18k white ans yellow gold, some have fully diamond pavé-set dials, others have faceted sapphire glass to give the impression of a pear-cut diamond with a small pear-shaped diamond set at 12 o’clock.

The Maison’s new watchmaking icon. Discover Chaumet’s Josephine Aigrette, an inimitable jewellery watch for women who choose distinction.

In a slick digital presentation of Chaumet Joséphine, which allows you to virtually stroll around the lavish rooms of the brand’s Place Vendome store, the jeweller describes the Empress’s personality as “graceful” and “eternally modern”, and half a millennia on from its invention, much the same can be said for the pear cut.

Crown your style, with Chaumet’s Joséphine jewellery and watchmaking creations. A both audacious and refined collection, for inimitable women who choose distinction. The Chaumet Josephine Collection is available at Chaumet Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Chaumet, a celebration of the magical and joyful spirit

From the Place Vendôme, Paris to Shanghai, the Chaumet boutiques around the world have put on their most beautiful golden apparel. Come and visit them to find the perfect gift and dive into the holiday spirit.

A big thank you to their Visual Merchandising team who designed these dazzling holiday decorations, making all Maison’s clients throughout the world dream and feel the festive season’s magic.

The most special time of the year. Make someone’s holiday dreams come true with a carefully chosen gift of French Maison Chaumet. Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches, for women and men.

A celebration of the magical and joyful spirit of the end-of-year festivities. Discover Maison Chaumet’s holiday selection. Find the perfect meaningful gift for your loved ones or yourself.

Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Maison Chaumet Celebrates Love In Paris

Paris, the city of love. With effortless elegance, French Maison Chaumet honours two love-dazed newlyweds frolicking around Paris, as the bride shows off new diamond jewellery with the greatest of grace and a touch of French insouciance.

Chaumet has been inextricable to the royal family for more than two centuries, and is known as the ‘Blue Bloods’ of the French temple-class jewelry and luxury watch brand.

It all started with the passionate love Napoléon had for Joséphine and today, Chaumet brings love up to date, French style, with the new video, ‘L’Amour à Paris’ (Love In Paris). The story goes like this: tousled hair and an exquisite vintage tiara, a black leather biker jacket draped over a skimpy couture wedding dress, an heirloom-worthy diamond engagement ring, antique lace and killer heels. These are some of the carefree moments captured in Chaumet’s latest video and a series of de photographs by director Matthew Brookes, who deftly introduces the Maison’s new bridal jewellery.

Incredibly romantic and impossibly chic, Chaumet’s new bridal video brings love up to date, French style. Our young bride trots, twirls and skips around Paris in some spectacular jewels, trailed by her smitten groom and a flowing lace veil. During an impromptu little shimmy in the Tuileries gardens we catch a glimpse of her Joséphine Aube Printanière diamond earrings, simple white gold pendant and impressive Josephine Aigrette Imperiale diamond engagement ring. At twilight with wind-blown hair, she cradles next to her lover, the 70 diamonds in the Splendour necklace and earrings shining as bright as the Eiffel Tower against the evening sky.

With an unfailing dedication to creativity, Chaumet proves again that its love for jewellery is indeed everlasting.

In an open-top classic Citroën DS skimming over the cobblestones of Rue de la Paix, we catch sight of the impossibly pretty Joséphine Aigrette Imperiale diamond tiara sparkling in her hair. Monsieur is at the wheel wearing a dashing pink gold Dandy watch. Whisked up to Chaumet’s salon overlooking the Place Vendôme, he tenderly places the diamond ‘Perles de Vénus’ tiara on her head, crowning her with the history of Chaumet’s heritage, which she wears so very lightly, happily ever after.

Chaumet’s Joséphine Aigrette Imperiale diamond engagement ring in platinum and white gold with a 3.33ct pear-shape diamond, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, is shaped like a tiara, ready to be the crowning glory on your finger.

Chaumet’s Joséphine Aigrette Imperiale diamond ring is available in many different sizes

Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Imperiale diamond tiara continues the Chaumet tradition of creating bridal tiaras. 

Famed for its tiara-making skills over the centuries, queens, princesses and movie stars have turned to Chaumet to create the ideal bijoux de tête. Chaumet’s jewels echo the sumptuousness of historic commissions, such as the jewels made for Empress Joséphine’s marriage to Napoléon.  This platinum tiara can be worn on the head in several different ways thanks to its lightness and simple design. At the centre, crowning the head, is a 3.35 carat pear-shaped diamond. 

Chaumet Joséphine Aube Printanière diamond pendant with a 2.39 carat pear-shaped diamond set in white gold.

The valuable 2.39 carat pear-shaped diamond in this white gold necklace makes this a statement gift for a bride to wear on her wedding day. Thanks to the simplicity of the design, it is versatile enough to be worn everyday, making it the perfect love token to wear close to the heart. 

Chaumet Joséphine Aube Printanière diamond earrings in white gold with pear-shaped diamond drops. 

These Chaumet Joséphine Aube Printanière diamond earrings in white gold will never go out of style. The clean design, impeccable craftsmanship and high quality of the diamonds mean these will be treasured for decades and add sparkle to many days of her life. The pear-shaped diamond drops add a note of classic Chaumet elegance, setting them apart from the crowd. 

The Chaumet Splendour diamond necklace has 70 brilliant-cut diamonds set into platinum in a highly flexible construction.

Ideal for brides, Chaumet’s Splendour necklace, shimmering with 70 brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, will dazzle long after the wedding ceremony. Set in platinum, the diamonds sit on the neck in a cascade of light that moves with the body thanks to its highly flexible construction. Each spray that fans out from the central circle is tipped in a pear-shaped diamond, and even the back of the necklace is adorned with diamond drops. 

These Chaumet Splendour diamond earrings match the necklace and feature brilliant and pear-shaped diamonds. 

Matching Chaumet’s Splendour necklace, these platinum earrings feature four impressive pear-shape diamonds and four brilliant cuts. Simple enough to wear on your wedding day without detracting from your tiara or necklace, these earrings are a perfect first addition to the new bride’s jewellery case. The fine metalwork allows the diamonds to shine out, free from any visible settings. 

With an unfailing dedication to creativity, Chaumet proves again that its love for jewellery is indeed everlasting. To help more brides find the perfect Chaumet engagement ring and jewels, as of 24 September there will be a special bridal area dedicated to love at the French Maison’ flagship Place Vendôme boutique. From commissioning a tiara to finding a wedding band, Chaumet’s intimate and luxurious Nouvel Espace Bridal is an experience in its own right.

And if that’s not enough, let Chaumet organise an escapade to some of Paris’ most romantic secret spots. More about Chaumet’s Nouvel Espace Bridal, soon here on Yakymour. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Chaumet: Colours of spring

 

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Napoleon Bonaparte survived many wars, but he succumbed to Empress Josephine’s charms. And while the Empress had one of the world’s most powerful men wrapped around her little finger, she was not immune to the bewitching dazzle of gemstones – Chaumet’s gemstones, to be exact. Once official jeweller to the empress, the brand continues to take her as its regal muse today. The Maison’s ties to its history have always remaimed strong – its flagship boutique, studio and workshop still occupy the same 18th-century townhouse in Place Vendôme, where it has been since its founding in 1780.

A direct nod to the Maison’s royal connection is the Josephine collection. Name aside, its chosen motif, the tiara, appears miniaturised and set with gems, reimagined as rings, bracelets and pendants. Chaumet’s signature pear cut features strongly in the centrstone that tops each miniature tiara like a crowning geHPChaumet_3-1024x683.jpg.pagespeed.ce.fRrkPOfroeHPChaumet_1-1024x683.jpg.pagespeed.ce.mQfrZZkriD

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Parisian ‘Haute Joaillier’ Maison Chaumet’s Josephine collection has taken the world by storm, and no wonder: it’s elegant, it’s modern, and its different styles feature either a diamond – as a stunning engagement ring – or a beautiful colored gemstone for a more day-to-day piece that transitions beautifully into the evening. The ‘Aigrette Imperiale’ design, inspired by the crown, has a wings-like silhouette, ‘Eclat Floral’ has a tulip shape that that exalts the central gem.

Come into the world of Chaumet.