Love has always been at the heart of French ‘Haute Joaillier’ Chaumet since its founding in 1780. Its liens (or links) motif, symbolising the unbreakable bond between people, has also remained a signature of the brand since appearing in earliest designs of tiaras, brooches and necklaces from the belle époque and art deco eras.
A light-hearted Liens Séduction series adds another link in the chain for the tender Liens de Chaumet collection.
From diamond and sapphire bands that intersect to form bejewelled X’s on a 1907 choker, to braids of gold and diamonds that line the edge of a 1946 evening bag, the liens not only expresses union and intimacy, but also connects the past, present and future.
Since spawning a collection in its own right during the seventies, the liens has built on its token as love and tenderness. Successive reinterpretations of the motif within the Liens Collection have further cemented it as an emblem of eternal commitment and celebration of attachment in myraid forms — passion, friendship, and filial affection. And the fourth and latest Liens range, Liens Séduction, continues to perpetuate this tradition with its delightful romantic design, which evokes arms entwined in a lingering embrace.
To launch the Liens Séduction, the French Maison premiered Histoires de Liens, a film directed by Damien Kirsl. Its mosaic of six scenes underlines the inspiration behind these designs — a ribbon of diamonds tied around the finger, moulded from metal to create a playful dance of light, and convey the ubiquituous appeal of the liens motif.
Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet and discover Liens Séduction, and their Liens collection.
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 ge
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.
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‘Coco Crush’ is a new collection from Maison Chanel entirely dedicated to the ‘matelassé’ or quilted pattern seen in a myriad of the French luxury label’s designs. As one of its signature motifs, diamond quilting features strongly in the brand’s heritage and seen on its popular handbags and clutches, jackets, footwear and accessories, and even in haute couture.
Finely engraved into gold, this stylized pattern finds another leash of life in a new collection of rings and a cuff-bracelet with generous and feminine lines, available in white or yellow 18K gold.
A method originating from the equestrian world, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel co-opted the quilted pattern, which made saddles more comfortable for horse-riding, to create the beige cushions on the large sofa in her famous apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris. She would later incorporate that form and style into the 2.55 handbag, launched in 1955.
The six-piece jewellery collection brings the ‘criss-cross’ pattern to the forefront in a bold new interpretation, finding inspiration from leatherwork and finely engraving it into gold.
In a departure from the label’s more intricate Comète or Camélia collections, the limited-edition Coco Crush pieces showcase refined curves, channeling the essence of motion.
The Coco Crush pieces are sleek, adorning the finger or the wrist with voluptuous, feminine style. Scalloped edges make for comfortable wear on all occasions
by Jean Amr
………..but not only for girls!!
It’s June, which means we are officially into the wedding season! Just a little choice at Boucheron’s collection of bridal and engagement rings.
Inspiring ideas for those about to tie the knot from French Maison Boucheron, including an engagement ring that is in fact a knot. Well worth having a good look at the wide selection of styles from this French jeweller before committing. Men of the world take note, the French know how to ask their ladies to say ‘oui’.
Give a touch of French finesse to your courting by stopping at Boucheron for a look at the maison’s extensive bridal collections including wedding bands and even matching jewellery to build a collection starting with engagement ring.
Boucheron Eternal Grace wedding ring, yellow and white gold, paved with diamonds
Boucheron Divine Rita wedding ring in white gold paved with diamonds.
Boucheron Divine Rita Solitaire paved with diamonds.
Boucheron Facette wedding ring in platinum
Boucheron Facette wedding ring in platinum with diamond
From classic diamond solitaires to strong geometric Art Deco styles or resolutely modern designs this is a good place to start browsing for that all important purchase.
This is what you call real French chique! Tres cute, tres chique. Come into the beautiful world of Boucheron.