10 Oct 2022
On the 30th September, Chaumet hosted a High Jewellery Gala Dinner at Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul. Ms. Song Hye Kyo, Ms. Mun Ka Young and Mr. Hyungsik Park were in attendance, wearing pieces from the collection.
Since 1780, Maison Chaumet has drawn inspiration from the elements of nature, among which water plays a major role. However, this is the first time in its history that Chaumet has dedicated an entire High Jewellery collection to the sea. Named Ondes et Merveilles de Chaumet, it invites the wearer to travel, varying the horizons to better represent myriad evocations of the sea, from the caressing of the waves at the water’s edge to underwater treasure hunts, from boats calling in to the currents of the Gulf Stream.
Inventing a unique jewellery language of the sea, Ondes et Merveilles de Chaumet is also an extension of Torsade de Chaumet, the Maison’s previous High Jewellery collection that weaves a veritable ode to life and movement. This theme also animates the De?ferlante parure, capturing the wave in motion through interplays of volumes, heights and diamond cuts. Perfectly in tune with the lives of today’s women, Maison signatures such as head jewels, the toi et moi and the tiara are reinvented to be worn in contemporary ways.
Outdoing each other in technique and femininity, the transformable pieces make a variety of styles possible: a head jewel becomes a brooch, the sautoir turns into a short necklace, the climber earring comes with two ways of wearing, while the 6.05-carat diamond goes from a ring covering the finger bone to a solitaire mount. Snorkelling in Hawar or yachting in Saint-Tropez, the sixty-nine pieces in the Ondes et Merveilles de Chaumet collection take one to the four corners of the earth. The voyage is translated by the stones that colour the collection with all the nuances of the seas. Each has its own story to tell, but all convey an emotion arising from an encounter with the Maison’s gemologists.