A vintage tiara made of diamond-encrusted wheat sheafs, a sparkling family of garnet, peridot and sapphire bees resting against satin flowers and gemstones - all a part of "Promenade Bucolique", the first exhibition hosted by Chaumet, one of the world's most iconic houses established by Marie-Etienne Nitot in 1780 and once upon a time Napoleon's official jeweller.
Inspired by nature, "cycle of life" and Chaumet's' history and heritage, the temporary museum, or Musee Ephemere, opened its doors in September as a 6-moth long project and a form of visual and very intimate dialogue between the visitors and the house's private collection of over 17 ancient pieces, 15 limited-edition designs as well as archival drawings and photos.
Personally, this is one of the occasions when a piece of jewellery really speaks to me. Not because it is covered in diamonds or comes with a prestigious name, but simply because I find it absolutely incredible how something so stunning can be made by human hands when we truly embrace the beauty of nature, every leaf, and creature, and colours... To me, this is love, emotions and thoughts captured in timeless pieces.
If you are in Paris before the end of January 2016, don't miss an opportunity to see this precious display. And if not, let Chaumet come to you - and here's the video.
Photo source: Chaumet ad campaign and all photos of Chaumet Promenade Bucolique are via chaumet.com, collage by me