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Chaumet Tiaras

Divine Jewels

Clare Phillips, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni


The best of the tiaras created by Parisian high-jewelry house Chaumet, presented in a luxurious slipcased package

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Founded in 1780 in Paris, the Maison Chaumet became the most prestigious and sought-after jeweller in Europe under the patronage of the Empress Joséphine, wife of Napoléon. For nearly 250 years, Chaumet has specialized in tiaras of dazzling craftsmanship for powerful women including royalty, heiresses, celebrities, artists and modern businesswomen.

The spectacular and rarely seen tiaras in this book are presented thematically: Nature, Sky, Freeforms and Power, accompanied by essays from V&A jewellery curator Clare Phillips and fashion journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Featuring more than 200 illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, this is a stunning tribute to an enduring symbol of feminine majesty.


'A sweeping retrospective of the house’s dazzling creations'
Vanity Fair

'Documents the undeniable magic of the tiara, the dazzling craftsmanship and remarkable artistry'

'256 pages of tiara heaven'


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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 33.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 250

Publication date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9780500210284

Contents List

Chaumet: An Exquisite Legacy, by Clare Phillips • The Tiara: Power, Fashion and Magic by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni • Nature • Sky • Freeforms • Power • Timeline • Endmatter

About the Author

Clare Phillips is a curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present and Jewels and Jewelry.

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of numerous books, including Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She was the European editor for Harper’s Bazaar from 1999 to 2004.

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