The Soul of Jewellery


A comprehensive volume celebrating jewellery, featuring a broad range of artistic and intellectual perspectives.


ISBN: 9782080242471 Category:


This volume offers unique and previously unpublished insight on the world of jewellery. Calling upon specialists from every creative and intellectual discipline-artist or composer, botanist or perfumer, novelist or philosopher – this reference volume examines jewellery in all of its different facets, from anthropology to philosophy to art. Alongside its sensitive and cultural insight into the art of jewellery-making, this volume is richly illustrated with drawings and archives from Maison Chaumet and photographs by Simone Cavadini and Julia Hetta that offer new perspectives on the jewel. This tome has been published in collaboration with Maison Chaumet.

Additional information

Weight 3059 g
Dimensions 29.5 x 36.1 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 20 January 2022
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Jean-Marc Mansvelt
Dimensions 29.5 x 36.1 cm
Weight 3059 g


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Contributors include botanist Marc Jeanson, mineralogist Erik Gonthier, artist Joana Vasconcelos, architects Jakob+MacFarlane, auctioneer Benoit Repellin, senior curator and specialist in Art Déco Evelyne Possémé, composer and pianist Karol Beffa, novelist Carole Martinez, perfumer Frédéric Malle, Art Historian Charline Coupeau, journalist Virginie Mouzat, French literature specialist Sophie Pelletier, senior curator and specialist in Asian Art Amin Jaffer, philosopher Emanuele Coccia, and photographer Julia Hetta.