The Cheek and Tenderness of the Chaumet Insolence Collection

The French jewellery maison Chaumet has released Insolence, its new jewellery line during Paris Haute Couture Week. The presentation in Place Vendôme, which comprised jewellery that looked like loosely tied bows, had a modern art gallery vibe to it. The room sported a basic interior d

Stunning Six: Important Sapphire Necklaces

Rulers from all the ages, from Cleopatra to Ivan the Terrible, from Alexander the Great to Mary Stuart, have tried to get the September stone: the precious sapphire, symbol of absolute power. The blue cornflower gem is often seen shining in crowns, sceptres, orbs and more commonly wor

Chaumet Launches New Everyday “Rondes De Nuit” Range

The Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, who was one of the first patrons of Chaumet, has always had exquisite taste and sense of style. Even now, her image continues to inspire the jewellery house’s designers to create exquisite pieces for the most elegant and discerning women. The imag

Katerina X HERSELF Art Project: Lula’s Holiday Jewels

Imagine that with a stroke of a brush (a virtual one) you could find yourself at any moment in time and anywhere in the world or have a chat with Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Cate Blanchett and many other famous personas. Would you embark on such an adventure? While you are busy think

Trend Alert: 5 Fashionable Ways to Wear a Brooch

Brooch, which translates from the Celtic word ‘broc’ as needle, is an incredibly functional accessory. And this makes sense, as its distant ancestors – sharp pins – were used to fasten clothes since a while ago. Brooches have been the centre of attention by fashion designe

Chaumet Reinterprets Classic Symbols of Nature in the New La Nature de Chaumet Collection

During Paris Haute Couture week, jewellery house Chaumet presented its new collection of Haute Joaillerie, La Nature de Chaumet, which is inspired by the beauty of classic symbols of nature: laurel, oak, lilies and ear of wheat. Chaumet’s story begins in 1780, from which time the jewe

Two Eponymous Jewellery Houses Launched Bridal Films for the Wedding Season

Love is in the air and the summer wedding season has just taken off amidst the sparkle of diamonds. Two of the most famous luxury jewellery brands –Harry Winston and Chaumet – have embarked on a creative journey and brought out a bridal film each, showcasing their gorgeous jewellery a

“Wings of Desire”: How the Iconic Motif Became a Jeweller’s Favourite

Among all the recurring motifs found in jewellery design (namely bows, hearts, snakes etc.) whose significance may have changed over time, ‘wings’ have assuringly kept their auspicious identity all along, and it is therefore no surprise that jewellery designers have often used this sy

Chaumet Une Education Sentimentale exhibition: An Expression of Passionate Feelings through Jewellery

Last week, Une Education Sentimentale exhibition opened its doors in Paris – a city that is enveloped in a haze of romance. Organised by Chaumet, one of the oldest and celebrated French jewellery houses, the show holds a completely unique collection of vintage and current jewellery pi