Chaumet has been making French jewellery with painstaking care and sensitivity since the 18th Century, creating beautiful designs of metals. While some of us might prefer to leave the past behind, it is sometimes worth looking back to see the progress of our work. This applies twofold for this company. With a wealth of history and tradition, the designers and jewellers immersed themselves in their craft and brought to life a stunning exhibition of imperial splendour full of the present and future beauties of timeless heritage. Over the centuries, Chaumet’s work has reflected the perfection of decorative arts, to later represent a taste of history, the Parisian spirit and a certain French “Art de Vivre”. The ancient Forbidden City will come to life with an enchanting example of French jewellery in all its artistic skill.
The curator of this luxurious exhibition of rare jewels is Henri Loyrette, director of the Louvre Museum. There will be over 300 pieces of jewellery boasting a magnetic charm on display. In addition to these bejewelled accessories, there will also be paintings, drawing and objects of art, which the brand has been manufacturing since 1780. It is supported by many famous museums and prestigious collections. The Chaumet exhibition guarantees an artistic experience of the finest quality.
A prime candidate for the position of top luxury piece is the diadem from the Bourbon-Parma collection made in 1919. This diadem was created for an exceptional moment and an extraordinary person. It was worn by Countess Hedwige de La Rochefoucauld, and the exceptional moment was her wedding with Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma.
Take a trip to the Forbidden City of Beijing between 11 April and 2 July 2012, when this luxurious exhibition is on, and let yourself be captivated by beautiful history, the exclusive vision of the project and the tastes of the formerly forbidden city. Luxury that lacks nothing.