Chaumet presents from July 12 to August 28, 2019, an exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. «Chaumet in Majesty Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780» showcases the tiara in all its states.
Under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, and after Beijing in 2017 and Tokyo in 2018, Chaumet charts a course for the most legendary of principalities to unveil rare pieces, some of which are being seen publicly for the first time. Historical gems or spectacular jewels, loaned by museums, grand families or royalty.
Two renowned curators: Stéphane Bern, a media and cultural figure, Christophe Vachaudez, a historian specializing in jewelry orchestrate the exhibition. They both have exceptional expertise in royal courts.
The exhibition takes the visitor on a voyage of rediscovery of the history of a cult jewel, the tiara. It displays some 250 jewelry creations and exceptional historical pieces. Symbol of sovereignty that has become one of radiant femininity. Initially an emblem of power assumed by Napoléon and magnified by Joséphine, the first Chaumet muse, it stands out as the centerpiece of the wedding basket. A true symbol of the crowning of love, transformed from generation to generation, according to the diktats of fashions and trends.
Lastly, the exhibition highlights the ongoing dialogue between jewelry and the arts, rendering the tiara a continually reinvented accessory. It imparts an extraordinary allure and expresses the art de Vivre of an era.