Chaumet’s latest high-jewellery collection called “Insolence” focuses on the house’s iconic ribbon motif which symbolises the bond of love. The intertwined diamond ribbon and gold rope chain evokes a sensual feminine touch. Archival pieces circa the 1890s provided the inspiration for the new collection.

Working in collaboration with New York-based photographer Karen Collins, Chaumet showed Collins’ portrayal of the collection at 12 Place Vendôme.

French folklore inspires high-jewellery collections by Chanel, Boucheron and Chaumet

The photographer’s commissioned works referenced the Beaux Arts masters of the 18th century and the great avant-gardists of art photography such as Man Ray and Brassaï.

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