6 February - 24 September, Monday to Saturday 10.30am-7pm
The latest Chaumet exhibition at the jeweller's Place Vendôme boutique features bejewelled treasures imbued with unspoken declarations of love and affection.
For the second installment of the Ephemeral Museum, Chaumet has raided its archives for precious keepsakes that have either been given as tokens of love or to commemorate a special occasion.
Known as the jeweller of feelings, since 1870 Chaumet has been entrusted by its clients to capture milestone moments such as an engagement, the birth of a child, or an 18th birthday in one-of-a kind creations. Among the historical jewels on display are acrostic bracelets commissioned by Napoleon I and an intaglio necklace created for Empress Joséphine. A selection of drawings and photographs tell of Chaumet’s role in immortalising legendary love stories involving emperors, tsars, maharajas and Hollywood stars. Chaumet has also created the limited edition Escapade de Chaumet jewellery collection to coincide with the exhibition.
A glittering display of some of the 2,500 tiaras, aigrettes and headbands that Chaumet has created over the past 146 years.