The French are renowned for hosting the most extravagant parties so it came as no surprise when luxury jeweler Chaumet celebrated the first anniversary of its Middle Eastern flagship boutique at the Dubai Mall on Tuesday, November 26 in a similar fashion.
Chaumet paid tribute to its cherished relationship with the Arab world, welcoming acclaimed luminaries, editors, and clients from the region including Lebanese beauty entrepreneur Joelle Mardinian, Saudi makeup artist Yara Al Namlah, Iraqi influencer Dima Al Sheikhly, and Dubai-based media personality Diala Makki. Symbolically hosted in a digital reproduction of Chaumet’s iconic Place Vendôme workshop with panoramic vistas of the Burj Khalifa, the evening treated guests to an exclusive viewing of the French Maison’s latest high jewelry collections.
Chaumet frequently remarks that “high jewelry is to jewelry what haute couture is to fashion” and after crafting hand- and custom-made masterpieces for more than 230 years, the lux brand has established its expertise in delicately intricate collections.
Displayed at the cocktail reception was a trio of Chaumet’s high jewelry universes inspired by longtime muse Empress Joséphine, including various renditions of the Maison’s emblematic piece: The tiara. Although their master artisans have created more than 2,000 tiaras—and each takes more than 1,500 hours to complete—there may be few quite like the graceful Mélodie Nacrée and other signature diadems exhibited at the anniversary event boasting precious gems fit for a royal. From bee brooches and cocktail rings to exquisite diamond necklaces, Chaumet’s contemporary variations on classic pieces evoke the desire to journey to earlier eras of everyday elegance.