Books We Love – Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler Since 1780
By Henri Loyrette
Jewelry-making is an art in its own right and the jewelry industry is a world that we can’t stop exploring. It’s a story whose heroes are geniuses with creative minds that lead to the creation of the most stunning pieces. One of them is Chaumet, the Parisian jeweler who has treated our eyes to contemporary and elegant designs that every woman dreams of wearing since 1780.
In this book, the legendary designer is honored for his innovative design, from diamond tiaras to nature-inspired jewels and timepieces that reach the highest level of intricacy and creativity. Classic, timeless and avant-gardist are three adjectives that set apart every creation the house unveiled since its foundation – providing every woman with a piece that is perfectly in line with her taste.
Chaumet’s founder, who was the official jeweler to Napoleon I, is celebrated in this volume through a unique insight into the house’s heritage and values. It explains how the latter maintains its forever present Parisian elegance while continuously reinventing itself to be in line with what the woman of today desires.
This book is your chance to explore the relation between Chaumet’s tradition and its constant quest for innovation that constitutes the essence of its creativity. From Napoleon and Josephine to the Maharajas and the Vanderbilts, the stars of the silver screen and the world’s most glamorous figures, this jewelry house has accompanied them through their biggest celebrations and it’s time to know all about it!