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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