Joséphine, Chaumet.



Born amidst the Caribbean island of Martinique’s lush gardens, Joséphine was an adept of refined hedonism where sensual pleasure mingled with exquisite taste. An aristocrat in tumultuous times – she was only eight years younger than Marie-Antoinette – she adapted the aesthetics of the 18th century to fit her whimsical spirit, reinterpreting the masculine rigour of the Empire style with creativity.
She chose the graceful swan over the imperial eagle, the sparkle of nature over the cool shades of palace marble, the transparency of muslin over the stiffness of regal brocade… She added femininity to the geometric lines of Neo-classicism with arabesques, scrolls, foliage and floral motifs, softening the military rationality of the Empire with a poetic sensuality, full of curves and surprises.
Guided by her unfailing passion, she happily ventured into the world of tender feelings where emotions are as sparkling as diamonds and as intricate as lace… Led by her imagination, she invented a delicate style celebrating love, life and cherished moments with shimmering jewels and the rarest stones.
The Joséphine collection is a precious echo of its muse’s taste, offering 45 exceptional pieces that perpetuate the Maison Chaumet’s distinctive style made of graceful elegance. An alliance of delicate design with flamboyant stones, this collection revisits two hundred and thirty years of expert tradition with contemporary creativity.


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