Chaumet is a Parisian Fine Jewellery House whose name is associated with luxury and prestige.
Its history started in 1780 after being founded by Marie-Étienne Nitot – a jeweller of distinction whose originality and ideas shone through his creations. It happened that the destiny of Marie-Étienne Nitot crossed paths with that of Napoleon Bonaparte, who along with his wife Josephine, became the most important clients of Chaumet. Since then a small atelier (workshop) has gradually grown into one of the most desirable jewellery houses in Europe and continues to maintain this status to the present day.
From the 26th of September until the 5th of October, you have a rare opportunity to be immersed in the history and the creative processes of Chaumet by visiting an exclusive exhibition held at the Bond Street boutique (174 New Bond street). You will see some extraordinary jewels which have been brought over from Paris especially for this event (and which might become someone’s treasured possession). A few of these pieces were exhibited at the prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
You will also be led through the complex process of jewellery making, since Chaumet jewellery is made by hand at the Place Vendôme atelier. This know-how is passed from generation to generation by the Chefs d’Atelier who follow the traditions and the techniques accumulated and perfected throughout the years. I believe this empowers Chaumet to create some incredible jewellery pieces, three of which I present for you here as a preview.