French jewellery brand Chaumet brought its heritage, know-how and contemporary aesthetics to Beijing. Craftsmen were flown in to demonstrate the making of the maison’s iconic tiaras, high-jewellery pieces and watches.

The stellar event, which took place at Rosewood Hotel, was attended by celebrities including Kirsten Dunst,Audrey Tautou, Gao Yuanyuan, Cherie Chung, Jun Hasegawa and Lay Zhang.

Chaumet’s Imperial Splendours puts history on show at Beijing’s Forbidden City