If you’re in Paris from 20 to 22 May, be sure to visit the Journées Particulières LVMH. This marks the third time the event is being held, which allows craftsmen and collaborators of the Maison to share their love of the jeweller’s trade. This year, Chaumet presents two exhibitions in the Hôtel Baudard de Saint James on 12 place Vendôme; one in its historic salons, and at the Musée Ephémère.
A selection of sketches from the Romantic period to this day was selected among the Maison’s 55 000 preserved drawings. A highlight would be the Salon des Diadèmes (the Tiara Room), where historic and contemporary pieces are displayed side by side. To learn more about the creative process, walk through to the Salon des Perles, where the Maison’s artisans sit at their workbenches and explain the art of jewellery.
The exhibition has no entry fee, though reservations recommended.
By Debby Kwong