Chaumet brings the luxurious Josephine Apartment to Ion Orchard Singapore

Chaumet brings the luxurious Josephine Apartment to Ion Orchard Singapore

Fit For An Empress

Text: Celine Yap

If you've always loved the idea of a tiara but feel much too self-conscious to be walking around with thousands of dollars of gold and diamonds around your head, consider slipping one over your finger or around your neck. The latest Chaumet Josephine Aigrette collection offers 24 different ways to tote a tiara, although the clear favourite is any one of those Aigrette diadem rings in 16 gorgeous designs.

Now with a reworked V-shape which brings a modern vibe to the collection, these rings can be worn solo or stacked together in any way you desire. And the best part is, Chaumet has just the place for you to play around with the pieces.

From 3rd to 15th November, swing by the Josephine Apartment at Level 3 Ion Orchard, just one floor above the Chaumet boutique, to immerse in the world of Chaumet's muse, the Empress Josephine. Like what the maison did to its historic Salon Chopin at 12 Place Vendome in Paris during the recent Paris Fashion Week, this glorious space will be dressed in colour and nature celebrating the life and loves of Josephine, the first Empress of France.

Golden palm trees, tropical plants and colourful exotic flowers pay tribute to her Martinican origins and love for botany, while dynamic bolts of Bleu de Sevres –Chaumet's spirit colour – add a regal touch.

At the Josephine Apartment, every jewellery piece in the Josephine collection will be on display, from timeless designs to the latest creations. Be sure to check out the Circular Ring Bar first to try on the rings in person. The 2018 novelties re-enchants with shimmering Akoya pearls, along with a medley of coloured stones such as amethysts, citrines, peridots, aquamarines, rhodolite garnets, and of course beautiful brilliant-cut diamonds.

Not only are there rings but also necklaces, bracelets and earrings – individual as well as paired – to let you play up or pare down different looks for different occasions. This is one dreamy and feminine collection that truly pays tribute to the Empress' singular way of melding and moving across various styles.

And you should definitely not miss out on the Salon des Perles where state-of-the-art monitors capture a virtual image of your hand and then project it on a big screen. Drag-and-drop Josephine rings into the picture to create a virtual ring stack – yes, there's no limit to what you can do here. Don't forget to have it printed out to bring home as a souvenir. That's yet another way to enjoy the Chaumet Josephine Aigrette rings.

The Chaumet Josephine Apartment pop-up is happening from 3rd to 15th November at Level 3 of Ion Orchard Singapore.