Chaumet is a world-renowned jewellery brand with a rich history of intricate designs, impeccable craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Today, it is regarded as one of the greatest names in high-end jewellery and watches and praised for its remarkable and valued pieces.
The history of Chaumet dates to 1780, when Marie-Etienne Nitot founded Maison Nitot in Paris. Later, it was renamed Chaumet and appointed as the official jeweller to Napoleon I. After Napoleon’s fall, Jean-Baptiste Fossin and his son Jules continued the company’s legacy by creating exquisite jewels inspired by nature and romanticism.
In 1848, Jules Fossin joined craftsman J.V. Morel and his son Prosper to open a workshop and shop in London, attracting an elite clientele, including Queen Victoria.
By the turn of the 20th century, Chaumet had become synonymous with delicate accessories and tiaras that blended traditional and contemporary elements inspired by nature. He worked as the official jeweller to many royal families in Europe.
In 1907, Chaumet moved the company workshops to Place Vendome, where Chaumet’s watches, and high jewellery is still crafted.
In the mid-1920s, the house embraced Art Deco principles and adopted geometric designs with clean lines, structural forms, and intense colours.
Today, Chaumet’s Art Deco designs are considered some of the finest of the period and are highly sought-after by jewellery collectors.