High Jewellery Week: Les Ciels de Chaumet pictures the beauty of our skies
Things Are Looking Up
The sky has inspired art for as long as there were artists. Solar disks adorn the frescoes of ancient Egypt. Migrating birds are a favourite theme in Japanese prints. Van Gogh's swirling suns and starry night. JMW Turner's atmospheric skies. The works of Neval, Mallarmé, Picasso and Matisse have all featured the sky's multifaceted beauty.
As a maison that's deeply connected to the arts, Chaumet is also greatly inspired by the world above. Instead of paint and canvas, it uses gold and precious stones as the medium with which to express its creativity. Les Ciels de Chaumet is its latest high jewellery collection dedicated to the skies using a distinctively pictorial and poetic theme.
With their glittering elegance, stars, radiant suns, storm clouds, crescent moons and planets surround a graceful gathering of birds, inhabitants of the air. The collection is complete with tiaras, head jewellery, brooches, bodice ornaments, necklaces and pendant earrings.
Set over four sub-themes, the collection starts with Les Caprices du Ciel (capricious skies) which forefronts the delicacy of clouds and the power of lightning. Next, Les Couleurs du Ciel (colours of the sky) portrays a sun radiant with light or tinted with nocturnal nuances.
Les Fulgurances du Ciel (dazzling sky) evokes the twinkling stars and their perpetual journey, and Les Habitants du Ciel celebrates rare birds and the energy of their flight, as well as the elegance of their silhouette.
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