For almost two and a half centuries, the Chaumet jewelry house draws inspiration from the elements of Nature and assigns the main role to the element of water. Last year, for the first time in the history of the company, Chaumet dedicated the High Jewelery line to one theme: the sea. The High Jewelry collection was named "Ondes et Merveilles", which means "Waves and Wonders". The new nautical theme takes the wearer on an exciting journey through the memories of the sea: from small coastal waves to underwater treasure hunts.
Chaumet is a world famous jewelry brand from Place Vendome, which since 1780 has been creating jewelry and watches of amazing beauty and unique style. The history of the jewelry house is inextricably linked with France. The name Chaumet evokes precious masterpieces created for Empress Marie-Louise, Josephine de Beauharnais and Emperor Napoleon I, images of exclusive diamond diadems and tiaras, numerous jewels and watches.
“The codes of Chaumet High Jewelry include the concepts of light, movement and nature. Water in the form of a wave demonstrates all these components, says Chaumet CEO Jean-Marc Mansvelt.
Water is deeply rooted in the history of Chaumet. This nautical concept recurs in our jewelry and runs throughout the history of the brand. Water has been interpreted in many forms over the years: wave, energy, force, life."
In the Ondes et Merveilles collection, Chaumet presented 69 luxurious pieces of jewelry that reflect the mystical connection with the water element. An exciting sea voyage is recreated with the help of amazing stones of shades of the sea wave. The collection consists of three themes: Waves in motion, Shores from above and A thousand and one sea dwellers.
The first chapter of Waves in motion consists of three sets that introduce the vast sea in motion: On the Water's Surface, Gulfstream and Breaking Wave. The highlight of this chapter are the monochromatic Déferlante jewels, gleaming with colorless diamonds, created by the Chaumet craftsmen using drawings from the Maison's archives. The Chaumet Déferlante tiara represents coastal waves rolling on the shore. The complex motif is skilfully embodied in white gold and 1600 colorless diamonds.
The Ports of Call, Golden Pebbles, and Under the Sun chapter XNUMX jewelry sets draw attention to the coastline between sea and land. Shining stones tell the story of life on the beach. The Ports of Call jewelery set majestically illustrates the art of color that the Maison holds dear. The Ports of Call necklace in white and rose gold pairs brick red spinels with Paraiba tourmalines and sapphires. Marquise-cut diamonds symbolize a boat on the quay.
Chapter XNUMX sets Mermaids' Song, Comets from the sea, Treasure Hunt and Inks are a ballad for those who travel by sea. Following the Maison's pearl tradition, these sets are an incredible collection of beautiful pearls of various shades in combination with colored gemstones. Chaumet transformed the symbols and totems tattooed on the body of the sailors into five sculpted Inks brooches paved with diamonds. Each Inks work is adorned with a unique hand engraving and Grand Feu enamel ornament. The brooches in this line are endowed with a hidden pendant, which allows you to easily turn them into a necklace.
The interchangeable and easily transformable sets of the Chaumet Ondes Et Merveilles collection create a rich choice of looks. For example, a head ornament becomes a brooch, and sautoir turns into a short necklace. The unique design of Chaumet is a symbol of refined luxury and good taste.