Be dazzled by Chaumet’s new collection inspired by the winter light and colours of imperial Russia
Comprising three chapters that combine the virtuosity of the maison with otherworldly dreams, Chaumet introduced the first chapter of its new high jewellery collection called Les Mondes de Chaumet — Promenades Impériales, otherwise translated as 'Chaumet's world, Imperial Walks'.
Eleven exquisitely crafted pieces pay a tribute to Russia, capturing the bright light and the hues of the Siberian winter.
Brooches, earrings, rings, a supple bracelet and versatile transformable necklace take shape as diamonds arrange themselves as delicate snowflakes, thanks to the maison's distinctive 'knives edge' setting (fil couteau) in white gold that's almost invisible to the eye. Mimicking Russian decorative patterns, the pieces are lit up by exceptional soft peach pink padparadscha sapphires evoking dusk and dawn, whilst limpid blue Ceylon sapphires echo the sharp azure of the day.
While one could easily imagine these creations illuminate the costumes of the aristocratic Tolstoy's heroines, model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova nonchalantly paired them simply with a sweater and a shirt when she attended the haute couture presentations during Paris Fashion Week. She rightly shows that magnificence should be an everyday pursuit.
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