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How Empress Joséphine Became the Muse of Legendary Maison Chaumet
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by Savoir Flair 3-minute read October 25, 2023

Channeling Joséphine's audacious spirit, Chaumet unveils a daring, precious, and colorful twist to its iconic collection.

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With a rare elegance that was coupled with a sprinkle of irreverence, Empress Joséphine was the embodiment of beauty in its purest form. Mastering the arts of power and style with equal finesse, her reign at court is legendary, matched only by her indomitable influence on fashion. Her presence, ever enchanting, has served as the muse for one of Chaumet's most cherished collections.

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Founded in 1780, Chaumet, the Parisian jewelry maison, has always had a flair for capturing stories through its exceptional craftsmanship. Evoking Joséphine's penchant for audacity, the iconic brand has unveiled newer and even more vibrant interpretations of its Joséphine collection. This collection, which stands as a testament to the empress's incredible charm, is Chaumet's way of celebrating independent women, who, much like Joséphine, aren't afraid to redefine societal norms.

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By skillfully blending traditional jewelry codes with modern interpretations, Chaumet channels Joséphine's innovative spirit. Whether it's for a sunny afternoon or an evening soirée, the pieces from this collection promise versatility. The distinctive features — the aigrette V, the mesmerizing pear shape, the playful asymmetry, and the fusion of bold colors, are reimagined with even greater daring and opulence in this collection.

Bold Evolution

The Joséphine Aigrette unfolds in its full glory with the introduction of two new meticulously designed parures: one gleaming in white gold and the other in the lushness of rose gold. These creations, resplendent with lines of diamonds in varied cuts, are reminiscent of an intricate jeweled lace. The rose-gold bangle bracelet, with its embracing V-shape, and the band rings that circle the fingers with rows of sparkling diamonds, all evoke a sense of luxurious elegance. Joséphine's beloved pear cut, crafted in trompe-l'œil and presented as precious drops, finds its place in oversized pendants and earrings, paying homage to the signature aigrette V.

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Essence of Luxury

Embracing the vibrancy of gems, the collection unfolds in an array of colors. Apart from the shimmering diamonds, there are sapphires and pear-shaped rubies that embellish the high jewelry pieces. These gems, placed strategically in the hollow of the Joséphine Aigrette necklace's V, converse effortlessly with diamonds on the Joséphine Duo Eternel short necklaces, offering a bold take on the classic toi et moi motif.

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Radiant Hues

The Joséphine Aigrette jewelry watch is a colorful celebration of the collection's horological genius. Incorporating the collection's signature features, such as the aigrette's V, the pear shape, and the trompe l'œil, this watch is a visual treat. Available in shades of red, green, and blue, and set against satin and black leather, these watches, with their alligator bracelets, offer an exquisite burst of color that promises to elevate any ensemble.

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