Chaumet has a gift for every woman in your life, from sumptuous diamond jewels to statement rings. Here’s our top five
choices to bring joy this season.
Favoured by monarchs, movie stars and moguls for over 200 years, Chaumet is one of the sacred names of the Place Vendôme jewellery houses. Chaumet’s rise to fame began in 1780 when Marie-Etienne Nitot, the founder of the Maison we know today as Chaumet, received sumptuous jewellery commissions to celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte’s marriage to Joséphine. Since then, Chaumet has nurtured and delighted a roster of prestigious clients who turn to this jeweller for custom-made tiaras and haute joaillerie as well as more everyday jewels along with watches for both men and women.
Chaumet represents the best of the nation’s savoir faire, design, craftsmanship and a magic French ingredient,with a pedigree so deeply rooted in France’s history: a dash of je ne sais quoi. So if this holiday season you are contemplating indulging your beloveds, you could do little better than entrust your list to the specialists in making princesses, emperors and maharanis sigh with delight.
Joséphine Rondes de Nuit diamond sautoir
Inspired by the Empress Joséphine, known for both her style and love of jewels, the Rondes de Nuit jewels capture the elegance of the First Empire with a modern touch. This long necklace, or sautoir, is as alluring as anything Napoleon’s brides could have wished for. The pear-shaped white gold pendant set with diamonds shimmers with every move of the body and, thanks to the adjustable clasp, it can be worn high, low or draped seductively down a bare back.