Les Ciels de Chaumet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 July 2019: From inspired creativity to jewellery virtuosity, from harmony of composition to its palette of coloured stones, Chaumet has consistently expressed its connection to the arts. In 2019, the High Jewellery collection Les Ciels de Chaumet celebrates this centennial and fruitful dialogue through an undeniably pictorial and poetic theme.
From solar disks adorning the frescoes of ancient Egypt to contemporary installations and abstract skies; from the wading birds in Japanese prints to the birds of Picasso and Matisse; from Van Gogh's swirling suns to Turner's atmospheric skies, to Nerval's “own star” and Mallarmé's “winter sun”, the sky in all its states has long inspired the most beautiful creations. Like the great masters, Chaumet transforms its perception of vastness and its association with nature into exceptional pieces, giving shape and brilliance to sensations.
From the 19th century, Chaumet has been creating jewels inspired by the celestial vault, illuminating the beauty of women, transforming their presence into an apparition. Tiaras, head jewellery, brooches, bodice ornaments, necklaces and pendant earrings testify to this creative passion, rich in observation, invention and powerful symbolism. With their glittering elegance, stars, radiant suns, crescent moons and planets surround a graceful gathering of birds, inhabitants of the air. A multitude of motifs masterfully reinterpreted to celebrate the modernity of femininity in the firmament.
Rich in this luminous tradition, the Maison reinvents the sky's many moods and the passage of time through four tableaux. Les Fulgurances du Ciel evokes the stars' spectral nighttime journey, while Les Couleurs du Ciel portrays a sun radiant with light or tinted with nocturnal nuances. Capturing the magic of a moment, Les Caprices du Ciel celebrates the delicacy of clouds and the power of lightning. Lastly, the rare birds of Les Habitants du Ciel bring the energy of their flight and the elegance of their silhouette to the Chaumet natural world.