Chaumet’s Garden of Earthly Delights Is A Brilliant Celebration of Nature
Nature is always right outside the doors of French jeweller Chaumet. Just take a look into its Garden of Earthly Delights, otherwise known as Le Jardins des Délices. The collection is made up of bejewelled interpretations of creatures, blooms and plants, each of which features a charming expression of the wonders of the natural world. Which are the ones that will become the new objects of your desire? Here’s a closer look at the captivating jewellery pieces from Chaumet’s Garden of Earthly Delights.
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A brooch worn prominently on a lapel or shirt-front makes one of the best canvases for displaying jewels that are intricately composed with gold, coloured gemstones and diamonds. And the designers at Chaumet have played to this advantage with pieces that tell a whimsical story with precious materials. The latest takes the form of Les Espiègleries de Chaumet, a playful collection of pins that makes precious accessories out of gardening tools, such as a watering can, spade and Wellington boots. Elsewhere, in its signature collections, the well-loved Attrape-Moi line sees new additions in the form of bee-shaped brooches, while the Broche Œillet is a bedazzling, diamond-encrusted take on a familiar bloom—the carnation.
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The honey bee, once again, takes centre stage on statement-making rings, surrounding vibrantly hued gemstones in these delightful new Bee My Love creations. The honeycomb pattern—an iconic motif of Chaumet—as well as the collection is repeated beautifully across the shank of these rings. For those who prefer something subtler and modern, look to the new lariat-style necklace and supple long earrings that make the same honeycomb motif their key design feature.
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The two most important plants that grow in the garden of Chaumet are the laurel leaf and wheat—both of which are favourites of the maison’s royal muse, Empress Joséphine. She has worn countless jewellery creations that bear these two symbols of significant meaning: one representing victory and immortality, and the other, a sign of fertility. The Laurier collection is extended with a new medallion pendant and band ring in rose gold, while L’Épi de blé de Chaumet has grown with the addition of a necklace that features delicate wheat grains tracing the décolletage and a brooch that gracefully links two ears of wheat.
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