Jewelry & Watchmaking

High Jewelry : Chaumet open the doors of their Place Vendôme private apartments to The Parisian Eye ahead of the Paris 2014 Biennale

Jul 31, 2014 | Parisian Eye
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One of the 8 official High Jewelry Maisons this season, Chaumet, owned by the number 1 worldwide luxury group LVMH, will also be one of the 14 jewellers to showcase their creations at the Biennale in Paris this year, from 11th to 21st September.
For this purpose, the Place Vendôme Maison has given life to « Lumières d’Eau », a collection of 12 High Jewelry sets celebrating water in its myriad forms – Twelve, the symbolic number of the Maison, founded in 1780 and located at number 12, place Vendôme, in Paris.
The following movie, featuring the Maison’s creative director Claire Dévé-Rakoff, gives a first insight into the work leading to this collection, that I was lucky to discover earlier in July at their Place Vendôme’s private apartments – with gorgeous pictures following in the article. 
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Fifty-three exceptional pieces compose this odyssey into imagination, as an invitation to dive deep into the ocean, to embark on an exploration from the icebergs of the frozen Artic to the turquoise atolls of the Pacific.
As the 12 sets will be officially unveiled in September, I introduce the set number 1, representing sunset : like under incandescent stars and a golden moon, water transforms into flames of yellow sapphires and aquamarines.
The set is made of a long necklace, a helix motif ring and a pair of earrings adorned with colour-graded blue and yellow sapphires. The masterpiece necklace features a a pear-shaped VVS1 Fancy Yellow diamond of 3.77 carats, and an oval-cut blue sapphire from Ceylon of 10.23 carats.
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Shot with my Leica
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Another highlight of Chaumet’s High Jewelry creations for the Biennale to me is the wonderful necklace of set number 4. The abyss in the ocean’s depth are represented in this long necklace by a wondeful association of cabochon-cut sapphires, round sapphires, beads and motifs of lapis lazuli, beads of black spinels, three cushion-cut
 blue sapphires, one from Ceylon of 4.26 carats, two from Madagascar, one weighing 4.70 carats, the other 5.13 carats as well as a troidia-cut tanzanite of 45.64 carats. These shades of blue are enhanced with princess-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.

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Shot with my Leica
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