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Joséphine, Chaumet au Firmament

Perpetuating a tradition founded on ceremonial jewels and the art of majestic femininity, Chaumet revisits the splendour of Josephine’s court finery in contemporary jewellery.

Airy parures, sparkling stones, tiaras enhancing the beauty of those wearing them… For over two centuries, Chaumet has been dedicating its High Jewellery creations to those who cultivate the art of appearance at the height of their femininity.

An expert in the art of selecting and associating her jewels, today Joséphine remains the inspiration for these creations. Combining her sense of spectacle, the impact of her tiaras and her taste for exceptional stones, Joséphine, Joséphine – Chaumet au Firmament is the purest and most precious expression of the empress’s spirit.

Josephine Aigrette Imperiale ring fine pearl and diamonds
Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Impériale diadem in white gold, set with Akoya cultured pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chaumet Josephine Aigrette Imperiale earrings in white gold, set with Akoya cultured pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Collier Josephine Aigrette Impériale rubis
Diadème Joséphine Aigrette Impériale Rubis

Joséphine Aigrette Impériale

Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Impériale necklace in white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Impériale solitaire in platinum, set with a pear-shaped E VVS1 diamond weighing 2.01 carats and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chaumet Josephine Aigrette wedding band in platinum, set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

The tiara, the statement piece of Joséphine’s appearances at court, is revisited in parures set with exceptional central stones: intense blue or bold pink sapphires, pigeon’s blood rubies, bright green emeralds, white and yellow diamonds, and pearls.

Tiaras, necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets with generous curves are inspired by the empress’s passion for botany and evoke the lush nature of Martinique, the land of her birth.

A new parure completes the collection, perpetuating the unique Chaumet art of rendering women singular for special occasions. These diamond-paved timeless creations, one of which is transformable, reinterpret a naturalistic motif in curving, supple lines.

Joséphine Éclat Floral

Bringing out the majesty of cushion-cut central stones, these creations are a precious tribute to one of the most exceptional jewels in Chaumet’s history: the Regent, a legendary diamond set by the founder of the Maison into Napoleon’s coronation sword. Available in rubies, blue and pink sapphires, and white and yellow diamonds, the Joséphine Éclat Floral parure distinguishes and elevates the wearer.

Josephine Eclat Floral earrings Cush ruby
Collier Josephine
Bague Josephine Coussin

Soir de fete pour Joséphine

Chaumet Soir de Fête necklace in white gold, set with 9 pear-shaped “Fancy Intense Yellow” diamonds for a total weight of 10.62 carats, 26 pear-shaped EF VVS diamonds for a total weight of 19.24 carats and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chaumet Soir de Fête earrings in white gold, set with a pear-shaped “Fancy Intense Yellow” VS2 diamond weighing 2.13 carats, a pear-shaped “Fancy Intense Yellow” VS1 diamond weighing 2.03 carats and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chaumet Soir de Fête cocktail ring in white gold, set with a cushion-cut “Fancy Intense Yellow” IF diamond weighing 10.28 carats and brilliant-cut diamonds.

In parures glittering with rubies, and white or yellow diamonds, Joséphine’s allure meets that of another inspiration. The fuchsia tiara, made in 1919 for Hedwige de la Rochefoucauld to wear for her wedding to Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, is revisited in necklaces, earrings, aigrette rings and cocktail rings. The naturalistic motif, reinterpreted in colour, revives an historical piece that has become emblematic.

Josephine Aigrette Imperiale diadem fine pearl and diamonds

Virtuosite Joaillière

Josephine Aigrette Imperiale diadem fine pearl and diamonds

Born of the virtuosity possessed by the High Jewellery atelier at 12 Place Vendome, these creations highlight the different facets of the Maison’s expertise. The stones are individually chosen not only to meet the criteria of excellence, but also for the emotion expressed by their purity, their harmony or their luminosity.

Faithful to its art of colour, Chaumet favours rare shades: the intense “cornflower blue” tone of matching sapphires on a parure, or a bright yellow diamond on a cocktail ring. These exceptional stones illuminate the art of the line, a Maison signature, combining naturalistic curves with geometric contours, and reveal the emblematic expertise of Chaumet, from the ‘fil couteau’ mounting giving the illusion of jewels suspended in space, to the pear-cut prized by Joséphine, and trompe-l’oeil settings magnifying the effect of the stones.

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