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Chaumet

Decades before luxury French jewelry maisons such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier were born, Marie-Étienne Nitot (1750–1809) founded the house that became the internationally esteemed Chaumet, which, for centuries, has created timeless necklaces, watches, tiaras and other jewelry and accessories for royalty as well as Hollywood luminaries.

Before opening his own jewelry house, Nitot worked as an apprentice to Ange-Joseph Aubert, court jeweler to Marie Antoinette, and collaborated on pieces for the Queen. In 1780, he left Aubert’s side to open his own maison. Surviving the upheaval of the French Revolution, Nitot soon found lavish commissions with the new people in power. The Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte longed for France to once again be the epicenter of luxury, making himself the fashionable face of the prospering country. Nitot’s commissions for Napoléon began with the papal tiara for Pope Pius VII that included a 414-carat emerald among its thousands of precious stones and the 1804 coronation sword, a decadent piece that featured the 140-carat Regent diamond. The young jewelry house soon became the official jeweler of the Imperial Court, the personal jeweler of Empress Joséphine and one of the most sought-after jewelers in Europe. Chaumet’s work in this era helped popularize the tiara as a status symbol, with ornate pieces designed for Joséphine and Empress Marie-Louise, Napoléon’s second wife.

After Nitot died in 1809, his son, François-Regnault, took over in 1812 and moved the maison into the Place Vendôme, making it the first business to occupy the Parisian center of luxury. By then, Chaumet had included timepieces in its offerings, such as bracelet watches adorned with precious gemstones and equipped with movements made by Breguet (which opened a shop on Place Vendôme in 1933).

After the fall of the Napoléon Empire, successors Jean-Baptiste and Jules Fossin focused more on romantic styles of jewelry that referenced the past and nature, an approach carried on by Valentin and Prosper Morel. It was Joseph Chaumet, director from 1885 to 1928, who gave the maison its illustrious name and brought it into the 20th century with jewelry, accessories and tiaras inspired by the extravagant decor of the Belle Époque. Later, with Joseph’s son, Marcel Chaumet, succeeding him, the house would be featured at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris — from which the term Art Deco derives — and, alongside the likes of Cartier, would be seen as a leader in introducing the flamboyantly geometric designs and high-contrast color pairings of Art Deco jewelry to the global stage.

Chaumet has adapted over the years to meet changing tastes and trends. The house still reigns in the world of luxury jewelry, celebrating its 240th anniversary in 2020. Since 1999, it has been part of the LVMH Group. Its salons and high jewelry workshop continue to operate in the Place Vendôme where gem-setters, polishers and jewelers craft rings, earrings, watches and enduringly popular tiaras.

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Vintage Chaumet Paris Yellow Gold Link Bracelet and Necklace Set
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The set is made out of 18 karat yellow gold, it features rounded link and geometric motif. Measurements: necklace is 17.5" long and 0.5" wide; bracelet is 7.5" lon...
Category

1980s Vintage Chaumet

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chaumet Blue Stainless Steel Class One Quartz Women's Wristwatch 33 mm
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Created with precision and in true worship of the art of watchmaking, this Class One watch is from Chaumet, and it is their first jeweled diving watch. Meticulously made from stainle...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chaumet

Chaumet Bee My Love Textured 18K Rose Gold Ring Size 51
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous ring from Chaumet is made for all fashion-forward ladies with a fine taste in luxury. It is skilfully sculpted using 18k rose gold into a simple band and beautified wit...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chaumet

Materials

Rose Gold

Vintage Chaumet Paris Yellow Gold and Green Peridot Band Ring
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Category

1980s Chaumet

Chaumet Bee My Love Solitaire 0.31ct Diamond 18K White Gold Ring Size 49
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A symbol of femininity by Chaumet in the form of this precious ring from the Bee My Love collection. Formed using 18k white gold, the ring has a unique geometric shape mimicking the ...
Category

2010s Chaumet

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Chaumet Ring Bee My Love Pink Gold T 49 BNIB
By Chaumet
Located in Paris, FR
Never worn in its original box. Exquisite pink gold ring 750/°°° 18 carats made by Chaumet for the "Bee my love" collection. French size 49 corresponding to a US size 4 ¾. Hallmarke...
Category

2010s Chaumet

Materials

18k Gold, Gold

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Chaumet 645B Men's Wristwatch 40mm 18K Rose Gold Cuff Links Ball Pen Set
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Treat your loved one with a luxurious experience by gifting him this splendid set from Chaumet. A pack of the most opulent creations, the set comprises of the brand's coveted Class O...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chaumet

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens Diamond Lapis Lazuli 18K Rose Gold Bracelet
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous bracelet from Chaumet has been brought to life by skilled craftsmen with such precision that every line and curve is smoothened to perfection. The Jeux de Liens bracele...
Category

2010s Chaumet

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Gold

Chaumet Attrape-moi Bee Citrine Yellow Gold Stud Earring
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chaumet's Attrape-moi Bee stud earring is graceful and sophisticated. The bee-shaped carving is styled with the citrine gemstone and a diamond as the face. The 18K yellow gold earrin...
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2010s Contemporary Chaumet

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Citrine, Diamond

Chaumet ABC Collection Amour Multicolor Gemstone Diamond Cross Pendant
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chaumet's ABC Collection is a revival of acrostic jewels that were hugely popular in the Victorian Era. This delicate cross pendant exudes an exquisite sense of style. Sculpted in 18...
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2010s Chaumet

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Chaumet Cream Stainless Steel Khesis 121 Women's Wristwatch 19 mm
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exuding grace and beauty, this Chaumet is crafted to perfection from stainless steel. Its case holds a broad silver-tone bezel giving it a bold look and a plain white dial highlighti...
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2010s Contemporary Chaumet

Chaumet Bee My Love Diamond 18k Rose Gold Stud Earrings
By Chaumet
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A symbol of regal femininity by Chaumet in the form of this precious set of earrings from the Bee My Love collection. Formed using 18k rose gold, the earrings have a unique geometric...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chaumet

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Chaumet Diamond Solitaire 18k White Gold Round Pendant Necklace
By Chaumet
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Chaumet Beige Stainless Steel Diamonds Class One 628 Women's Wristwatch 36MM
By Chaumet
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Created with precision and in true worship of the art of watchmaking, this unisex Class One watch is from Chaumet, and it is their first jeweled diving watch. Meticulously made from ...
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Chaumet Bee My Love Textured 18K Rose Gold Ring Size 51
By Chaumet
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Category

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Materials

Rose Gold

Chaumet Bee My Love Solitaire 0.31ct Diamond 18K White Gold Ring Size 49
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2010s Chaumet

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