After supporting ‘Les Visières de l’Espoir’ in 2020, French Maison Chaumet is committed to the Co’P1 – Solidarités Étudiantes Association in 2021 in order to support the students in precarious situations due to the health crisis. Co’P1 was created in 2020 by students and distributes more than 600 food baskets every week to students in precarious situations in France.
As a proud contributor to the Tajan Auction House auction ‘Le Printemps des Étudiants’ for the benefit of the Co’P1 Association, French Maison Chaumet will be participating in a charity sale from May 4th to May 11th, 2021, organized by Co-P1 – Solidarités Étudiantes.
The lots on auction include an exceptional experience at Chaumet’s mythical hôtel particulier located at 12 Place Vendôme, comprising of a lunch for two orchestrated by chef Bastien de Changy, followed by the discovery of the Maison’s creations during a tour of its private salons.
In 2020, French Maison Chaumet achieved a score of 94/100 on the Professional Equality Index for Men and Women. This index, rated as a percentage, was conceived to advance equal pay for women and men. The French jeweller and watchmaker is very proud and happy to share this score, which perfectly defines their values and their commitment to promote professional equality between women and men.
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.
Since my childhood I have always loved the Place Vendôme with its imposing facades, beautiful street lightning, and its iconic column in the center of the square. And not to forget, the beautiful boutiqurs housed on on the Parisian square, Boucheron, Breguet, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and of course Chaumet. I still cherish s my automatic golden Jump Hour watch.
Since its creation in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet’s history merges with the history of France, quickly becoming the official jeweler of Empress Josephine. The Maison’s Fine Jewelry know-how has been passed down for nearly 240 years from one generation to the next. Created in the heart of Place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations, for women and men, reflect these exceptional know-how and bear witness to Parisian taste.
The oldest jeweler at the Place Vendôme, Paris, never ceases to amaze with his ability to anchor himself in the air of the times. Intimately linked with history, Chaumet’s great hours still nourish the creativity of the Maison and constitute an unbroken thread between past, present and future. Today the French Maison unveils the Infiniment 12 – Rêverie Nocturne watch, a virtuoso tribute to the Maison’s 240th anniversary and the reopening of the12 Vendôme hôtel particulier.
Produced in a limited series, this exceptional creation brings together several highly specialised crafts, such as grand feu enamel by artist Anita Porchet. Each dial is secretly adorned with a tiny stone from 12 Vendôme, enabling the wearer to carry a little bit of Chaumet and the mythical Place Vendôme with them wherever they go.
Discover Chaumet’s 12 – Rêverie Nocturne watch – and much more – in their Place Vendôme boutique or order from their Distance Sales Service to receive your Chaumet piece at home. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.
Since its creation in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet’s history merges with the history of France, quickly becoming the official jeweler of Empress Josephine. The House’s Fine Jewelry know-how has been passed down for nearly 240 years from one generation to the next. Created in the heart of Place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations, for women and men, reflect these exceptional know-how and bear witness to Parisian taste.
To celebrate Lunar New Year on February 12th, the French Maison has created colourful and elegant boutique windows. The refined decor pays tribute to this year’s Chinese zodiac sign by reinterpreting the Ox ideogram in the way of calligraphy. The windows can be admired in their Chaumet boutiques across Asia until the end of February.
Discover Chaumet’s iconic Joséphine, Liens, Jardins and Dandy collections – and much more – in their boutiques or order from their Distance Sales Service to receive your Chaumet piece at home.
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.
French Maison Chaumet is proud to unveil its new high jewellery collection, ‘Perspectives de Chaumet’. Born in 12 Vendôme’s workshop, the collection’s unique creations explore the theme of architecture from the Italian Renaissance to the Bauhaus movement. Majestic jewellery constructions that embody Chaumet’s virtuoso points of view, its perspectives on modernity, innovation, heritage and way more…
Dive into the new Perspectives de Chaumet High Jewellery collection’s universe, and come in the beautiful world of Chaumet.
Choose the diamond of your dreams and visualise your own engagement ring in 3D thanks to the Chaumet’s new unique solitaire Crown Your Love personalisation service.
The Maison’s new Crown Your Love personalisation service lets engaged couples experience what sets Chaumet apart by composing and visualising their own engagement ring in 3D. After choosing the style of solitaire and the cut of stone – pear, cushion, princess or brilliant – each couple can find the diamond that will crown their love forever.
Give free rein to your creativity and personalise your own engagement ring with Crown Your Love. Start your creation here. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.
To celebrate the reopening of the 12 Vendôme, the Maison unveils a collection of extraordinary High Jewellery rings. The rings of the Trésors d’Ailleurs collection pay a virtuoso tribute to the richness of the cultures that have always inspired Chaumet. From Paris to China, Japan to the Middle East, these architectural jewels take you on a fantastic journey through the world and the Maison’s 240-year-old savoir-faire.
Nickel silver tiara models, or ‘maillechorts’ in French, are part of the creation process of tiaras. Made of an alloy of copper and tin, painted by hand by the Maison’s jewellers, nickel silver tiara models allow jewellers to adjust the design to the shape of the client’s head and to the way it will be worn. Once their High Jewellery workshop finishes the tiara, the Maison keeps the nickel silver model in its archive. Today, Maison Chaumet conserves about 500 historic nickel silver tiara models.