Chaumet’s Joséphine Aigrette Impériale tiara stars in the bridal collection 2017
Maison Chaumet unveils their beautiful new bridal collection with new updates to classic pieces
Since the 18th century, Chaumet has been a beacon of elegance in the world of fine jewellery. Inspired by the well-documented love story of Napoleon and Joséphine, the brand’s founder Nitot took it upon himself to honour the timelessness of their passion in his designs. As a veteran in the jewelry industry, the brand has tirelessly celebrated its clients’ most cherished moments through the years. With stunning sets of wedding bands, rings and a tiara, Chaumet once again recites the story of love in their new bridal collection.
Consisting of pieces from several previous collections such as Bee My Love, Les Éternelles de Chaumet and the classic Joséphine, Chaumet sticks to classic diamonds — the symbol of everlastingness. Choosing only the purest white gems will do for their collection and Chaumet diamonds sparkle with the vitality that comes with the notion of marriage.
Stackable wedding bands have been added to each of the collections involved, highlighting the continuity of marriage. The classic Joséphine is presented in a new V-shape of the aigrette, a symbol of everlasting love. As an homage to Marie Antoinette’s love for ribbons and bowknots, the interlacing Liens rings express the unbreakable ties between two souls. Bracelets, necklaces and pendants line the aisle of the collection, awaiting the beautiful union between two people.
Yet, the tiara is undoubtedly the star of the show. Chaumet is no stranger to crafting an intricate headpiece, having made over 2,000 of them for aristocrats and monarchies alike since 1780. A symbol of status and power, Empress Joséphine brought this adornment, inspired by the period of Antiquity, back in style on the occasion of her coronation. The 2017 edition features the Joséphine ‘Aigrette Impériale’ tiara in platinum and white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds. A striking pear-shaped sapphire rests in the center along with a princess cut diamond, making it a headpiece fit for a modern day queen. The tiara comes in six different variations, each cradling a different coloured gem.