“Chaumet est une fete” High Jewellery collection 2017: Bewitching tribute to Opera
From La Scala de Milan to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Chaumet est une fête captures the essence of four iconic opera houses from around the world.
On July 2, the colourful fairgrounds of Paris’s Musée des Arts Forains were transformed into a magical backdrop of beautiful lights for the reveal of Chaumet’s new High Jewellery collection — Chaumet est une fête. A sparkling affair of dazzling diamonds and musical wonder, the night was graced by a star-studded guest list, which included actresses Clémence Poésy and Bérénice Béjo, singer Lou Lesage and model Jeanne Damas.
The “Chaumet est une fetê” collection is a treasure trove of 41 customised accessories — such as necklaces, brooches, rings and earrings — that celebrate the Parisian art of living. Embellished with gorgeous gems like rubies, emeralds and pearls, each accessory showcases the exquisite craftsmanship that has long been the French Maison’s signature. As an ode to the inspiring rhythm of life’s special but ephemeral moments, “Chaumet est une fête” siphons the wonder and beauty of emblematic musical landmarks around the world into four unique themes.
At the heart of the Aria passionata line is the burning passion of the greatest opera arias that Milan’s La Scala has ever beheld. Mimicking the rich scarlet interiors of the 18th-century Italian theatre, spell-binding gold accessories are adorned with rare pigeon blood rubies, garnets and tourmaline — a perfect expression of the opera’s powerful emotions.
Pastarole anglaise draws inspiration from the English opera house Glyndebourne, home to the annual Glyndebourne Festival since 1934. The country house’s surrounding lush greenery is reimagined with a breath-taking selection of Muzo emeralds, while sapphires, rubies, and diamonds are carefully assembled to recreate the tartan motif on a bowknot for a quintessentially British touch.
Designed to the airy tunes of Strauss’s waltzes, Valses d’hiver embodies the elegance displayed by the dancers of the Vienna Opera. Atop swirls of white gold that evoke their graceful movements, Chaumet’s master jewellers have delicately set glittering pearls and diamonds. The resulting collection is as captivating as the romantic Viennese ballets and classical performances.
For Rhapsodie transantlantique, the Maison looked to the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Echoing the iconic city’s idiosyncrasies, the line is uniquely composed with an intriguing colour palette: Umba garnets, pink tourmaline, violet sapphires, topazes and diamonds. With Chaumet’s touch, the unconventional elements of the Metropolitan Opera are presented with sophistication and elegance.
The “Chaumet est une fête” collection is a beautiful homage to the powerful spell of music, as well as a fine testament to Chaumet’s unparalleled craftsmanship and artistry in the world of jewellery. For more information on the collection, visit Chaumet.