With the new Laurier Precious Jewellery collection Chaumet celebrates the symbolic plant that has been a continuous presence in the Maison’s creations. Reinterpreted in diamonds and white gold, this glorious laurel serves to magnify contemporary femininity.
A symbol of immortality beloved of Joséphine, and an allegory of victory and power adopted by Napoléon, laurel also evokes a tribute to Apollo and Daphne. At Chaumet, it glorifies femininity. Like its recent interpretations in the High Jewellery collection La Nature de Chaumet (and in particular Firmament Apollinien, whose diadem occupies a majestic place in the Maison’s new advertising campaign), Laurier, in a burst of movement, twists and comes alive as an expression of wild, luxuriant and sophisticated nature. A ribbon is knotted around the foliage on the pair of earrings in a combination of nature and culture representative of the Maison. Each piece exquisitely expresses the jewellery virtuosity of Chaumet: asymmetrical compositions, leaves sculpted in volume and in several different designs – some entirely covered, others openworked – the mises à jour on the reverse of the motifs have been executed in three different ways… each detail an expression of the Maison’s great High Jewellery tradition.
The Laurier collection is composed of six pieces. fte supple necklace, resembling twigs animated by the breeze, possesses a clasp concealed in the leaves, while the medallion pendant, delicately sculpted in relief, forms its suspension ring through the curving movement of a leaf.
Two rings cover the finger with their irregular foliage, one also extending to a second finger. Earrings hug the lobe, and the secret watch with its aventurine dial is adorned with a bezel and a cover minutely paved with diamonds.