Next Stop For Chaumet: Africa

Jewellery

July 18, 2018 | BY AFP

Chaumet's latest high jewellery collection is an ode to the natural, cultural and artistic riches of sub-Saharan Africa

Yellow gold bracelet, set with a 7-carat “pain de sucre ” blue chalcedony, ebony, zoisite, and round pink sapphires. Talismania, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Yellow gold bracelet, set with a 7-carat “pain de sucre ” blue chalcedony, ebony, zoisite, and round pink sapphires. Talismania, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Convertible necklace in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 7.15-carat emerald-cut emerald from Muzo, Colombia, as well as nine navette diamonds (0.45-0.80 carats), onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds. Cascades Royales, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Convertible necklace in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 7.15-carat emerald-cut emerald from Muzo, Colombia, as well as nine navette diamonds (0.45-0.80 carats), onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds. Cascades Royales, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 5.61-carat cushion-cut yellow Ceylon sapphire, two troidia-cut sapphires of 1.30 carats each, and brilliant-cut diamonds. Ronde de Pierres, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 5.61-carat cushion-cut yellow Ceylon sapphire, two troidia-cut sapphires of 1.30 carats each, and brilliant-cut diamonds. Ronde de Pierres, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Brooch in white gold and yellow gold, set with Grand Feu enamel, wood, rock crystal, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds. Espiègleries, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Brooch in white gold and yellow gold, set with Grand Feu enamel, wood, rock crystal, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds. Espiègleries, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold, set with two pear-shaped D VVS1 diamonds of 1.09 and 1.06 carats, and brilliant-cut diamonds. Cascades Royales, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold, set with two pear-shaped D VVS1 diamonds of 1.09 and 1.06 carats, and brilliant-cut diamonds. Cascades Royales, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in yellow gold set with a tiger's eye gemstone. Talismania, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in yellow gold set with a tiger's eye gemstone. Talismania, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 12.36-carat oval yellow Ceylon sapphire, round yellow sapphires, lacquer and brilliant-cut diamonds. Terres d’Or, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

Ring in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 12.36-carat oval yellow Ceylon sapphire, round yellow sapphires, lacquer and brilliant-cut diamonds. Terres d’Or, Trésors d'Afrique, Chaumet

African arts and crafts are celebrated in the "Talismania" line, made from ebony, hardstones, onyx and gemstones. Finally, the "Espiègleries" line sees Chaumet join forces with the Kenyan artist, Evans Mbugua, who designed six animal brooches: an elephant, a lion, a zebra, a monkey, a giraffe and pink flamingoes.

One of the most spectacular pieces in this latest Chaumet collection is a convertible necklace in white gold and yellow gold, set with a 7.15-carat emerald-cut emerald from Muzo, Colombia, as well as nine navette diamonds (0.45-0.80 carats), onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds. "Trésors d'Afrique" also includes four watches, including two Tourbillon models.

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