In September last year, the French jewelery house arranged a special exposition "Bucolic Promenade" in the boutique on Place Vendôme. All its exhibits - from the tiara with a wild carnation and the corsage brooch in the shape of an ivy shoot of the early 20th century to Attrape-moi, modern jewelry with bees - demonstrate how carefully and carefully Chaumet jewelers interpret natural motives. The special pride of that exhibition was the Empress Marie-Louise's tiara of nine ears of wheat, custom-made by the jeweler Nito in 1811. A historic jewel from the Chaumet museum collection set the theme for the high jewelery collection that premiered in Paris this week.
The Nature de Chaumet collection of 64 unique pieces is divided into four parts: Le Laurier (Laurel tree), Le Ble (Wheat), Le Chaîne (Oak) and Le Lys (Lily). These natural symbols are found more than once in the Chaumet archives, received a new jewelry reading with a mythological background. Laurel Shoot tells the story of Apollo's destructive passion, striving for a beautiful nymph: jewelry from this set is made in the blue (male) range of Burmese and Ceylon sapphires or pink (female) spinels from Tajikistan and Tanzania. Lily - a symbol of purity and purity - is presented not only in the version of white gold with colorless diamonds (Songe de Nuit) or in a combination of white gold with Australian opals and paraiba tumalins (Etoiles boreales), but also in the form of a passion flower (just such crimson lilies Empress Josephine grew in her garden in Malmaison).In the Passion Incarnat tiara, one unopened lily and two voluminous blossoming buds (they can be worn as independent brooches) are made of scarlet spinels and rhodolite garnets with drops of mint tourmalines.
There are many complex transforming necklaces in the collection. Perhaps most impressive is the long sautoir Racine Celestes with oak leaves and acorns made of tiny pearls and diamonds, which can be worn in three different ways. In the program line L'Epi de Ble de Chaumet with a motif of wheat ears, in addition to classic jewelry forms, there are modern ear cuffs and two-finger rings, and each diamond grain of golden wheat has a special calibrated cut. Spikelets in a necklace and a diadem seem to sway in the wind, the edges of an oak leaf are covered with hoarfrost of diamonds, the flowers of a royal lily unfold their magnificent petals before our eyes - each piece of La Nature de Chaumet jewelry conveys the momentary state of living nature and is almost as good as the original.