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Jewelry: Chaumet and the ears of prosperity


Highlights: The "Empire of the Grain" is made of gold, platinum and diamonds. It was created by a group of artisans who spent more than two years on the project. The final product is a necklace that can be worn in three ways: alone, with a diamond, or with the two together. It is called "The Empire of the grain" and is made from gold, silver, platinum, and amethysts. For more information about the project, visit:

DECRYPTION - More than two centuries after the wheat drawn in diadem for the Empress Josephine, the jeweler offers a new harvest on a sumptuous necklace, reinventing once again this motif symbol of fertility.

Benoît Verhulle, workshop manager at Chaumet, "the thirteenth since 1780", is not a little proud. In thirty years of house, however, he has seen others, recent or very old wheat, in gold, platinum or silver, paved with diamonds. But this bouquet, from the next high jewelry collection, called Le Jardin de Chaumet, commands his admiration.

Firstly because, technically, this necklace is a feat achieved by the jewelers and setters of his team who have spent more than 1500 hours in total. "A record," he says. We started two years ago. The biggest challenge was to mount each grain on a spring to form a living, realistic cob, as if in a trembling," insists Benoît Verhulle.

The artisans of the Place Vendôme workshop spent hours on each grain. Chaumet

Its transformability also gave a hard time, since the breastplate decomposes, thanks to an ingenious double clasp, to be worn in three different ways: either the golden wheat alone, or the simple diamond rail drawing a V, or, finally, the two together...

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Source: lefigaro

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