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The Spirit of Chaumet

Gabrielle de Montmorin


A dazzling immersion into the universe of Chaumet, the Parisian High Jewellery Maison

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The Spirit of Chaumet offers an unparalleled journey into the world of the exclusive Parisian High Jewellery Maison, showcasing its key creations, stylistic principles and multifaceted history going back more than 240 years.

This is a rare chance to discover the behind-the-scenes life of a High Jewellery Maison and to admire its one-of-a-kind creations, many seldom seen in print. Organized thematically in twelve sections (in homage to the Maison’s historic address: 12 Vendôme), the book explores the core elements of Chaumet’s identity and creativity, from its Parisian roots to its cosmopolitan clientele and sources of inspiration, its iconic tiaras, inventiveness, arresting use of colour, playful spirit, nature-inspired designs and more.

Written by jewellery expert Gabrielle de Montmorin and benefitting from generous access to the Maison’s archives, this book is a definitive record of one of the world’s great jewellery maisons, whose loyal clients have included Empresses Joséphine and Eugénie.

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'A chance to discover the behind-the-scenes life of a high-jewellery Maison and to admire seldom seen, one-of-a-kind creations, its iconic tiaras, inventiveness, playful spirit, and nature-inspired designs with over 450 striking illustrations... In reading this book, one can dwell in the iconic history and enchantment of Chaumet'

'Enter the world of French heritage jewellery house, Chaumet, with this soon-to-be-released wonder that pairs haute history with high jewellery'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 30.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 480 pp

Illustrations: 450

Publication date: 30 November 2023

ISBN: 9780500025475

About the Author

Gabrielle de Montmorin is a historian and journalist who has contributed to such magazines as Vogue, Le Point, Air France Magazine and Madame Figaro. She now regularly writes about jewellery in Gala, Echos Week-End, Les Echos Série Limitée and Point de Vue. She is co-author of the book Luxury Attitude and was a contributing writer for the exhibition ‘Végétal – L’École de la beauté’, a celebration of natural forms in works of art and jewellery at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2022.