Sapphires, tourmalines, tanzanites — Chaumet’s new haute joaillerie collection revels in blue gemstones in various hues, while also offering one of its most enduring and iconic designs, le Lien, for the first time as a haute joaillerie ring.
The lien (or cross) design first appeared in the French jeweler’s repertoire in 1907 in a necklace, but really rose to prominence in 1977 as the theme of the Maison’s first collection, “Les Liens.” Since then, the design, which is a metaphor for ties of love, has been reinterpreted numerous times.
For this new collection of 12 unique pieces, the lien is use to cleverly support stones, as if they were floating or to create geometric patterns that give the collection an Art Deco feel.
The highlight of the collection is a white gold ring set with 224 brilliant-cut diamonds and featuring a 10.69-carat cushion-cut sapphire. It is supported by diamond liens that are further underlined by four 2.84-carat, triangular sapphires.