Chaumet Tiaras

Divine Jewels


The best of the tiaras created by Parisian high-jewelry house Chaumet, presented in a luxurious slipcased package


ISBN: 9780500210284 Category:


Founded in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet quickly made history by becoming the official jeweller to Empress Josephine, soon turning the house into the most sought-after jeweller in Europe with a loyal and prestigious clientele, from empresses and queens to Maharajas. Tiaras, as social symbols and fashion accessories, are Chaumet’s speciality and were particularly sought after throughout the centuries – from historical pieces created for royalty to strikingly modern Art Deco pieces crafted for wealthy 1920s flappers. Rarely seen and exhibited, the tiaras illustrated in this book are presented thematically (‘Nature’, ‘Skies’, ‘Graphic Lines’ and ‘Power’) and are introduced by two short essays: V&A jewelry curator Clare Phillips examines the history of tiaras through the centuries, while fashion expert Natasha Fraser focuses on their role in the history of fashion. Presented in a luxurious, slipcased package, Chaumet: Tiaras is a unique tribute to that most elite of jewels. It will be a must-have reference for lovers of luxury and high jewelry.

Additional information

Weight 2560 g
Dimensions 27.5 x 36.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 6 January 2020
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Clare Phillips and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Dimensions 27.5 x 36.1 cm
Weight 2560 g


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Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of Monsieur Dior: Once Upon A Time, Loulou de la Falaise, Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She was the European editor for Harper's Bazaar from 1999 to 2004 after serving as a staff member and journalist at Women's Wear Daily and W magazine. She lives in Paris. Clare Phillips is Curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present and Jewels and Jewellery