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              Books by Christophe Vachaudez

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              Chaumet in Majesty: Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780

              Chaumet in Majesty: Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780 (Paperback)

              Foreword by Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II of; By Mansvelt, Jean-Marc; Bern, Stephane; Vachaudez, Christophe; Condamine, Romain

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              An homage to the royal tiara, the crowning diadem of beauty and power. Chaumet has been crafting exceptional royal jewelry for more than two hundred years. The tiara-a symbol of power and sovereignty turned emblem of love and marriage-is the ultimate expression of the jeweler's m...asterful artistry and creativity. Today, the tiara evokes festive celebrations and radiant femininity, and has become an indispensable accessory for royals, celebrities, and women of note. Drawing on pieces of jewelry and works of art from Chaumet's heritage collections, prestigious museums, private collections, and royal courts, this volume brings together many of their most spectacular jewels, some never before seen by the public. This keepsake volume retraces the history of the beloved tiara, highlighting the deep admiration it has garnered as the precious jewels have been transmitted and transformed from generation to generation. The text, by Christophe Vachaudez and Stephane Bern, who curated the accompanying exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, (July 12-August 28, 2019) and by specialists from Chaumet, reveals the symbolism of the tiara, the artistic inspirations behind the creations, and the unique metaphorical repertoire employed by Chaumet in their creations. An ode to royal jewelry from the eighteenth century to the present, this elegant and precious book is a veritable reference for specialist and jewelry aficionados alike.
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              ISBN 9782080204301
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
              Publisher Editions Flammarion
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              The Cartier Collection: Jewelry

              The Cartier Collection: Jewelry (Hardback, New Edition)

              By COLLECTIF; Spink, Michael; Vachaudez, Christophe; Coudert, Thierry; Petit, Violette

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              This lavish two-volume slipcased work is a publishing event for the quality of its design, full-size reproductions, extensive documenta - tion, and illustrated chronology and index. With more than 3,000 pieces dating from the 1860s to the present, the Cartier Collection constitut...es the world's largest collection of its kind. This luxury work traces the history of the collection's high jewelry holdings, and attests to the originality and artistic genius that made Cartier a world-class jeweler. The two-volume set showcases the extraordinary pieces from collectors such as Queen Eliza - beth, the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Barbara Hutton, and Sir Bhupindra Singh, the Maharajah of Patiala, highlighting Cartier's mastery of the jeweler's art through highly original designs, unique colors, and legendary precious stones. More than 600 objects and drawings from Cartier's vast archives, some previously unseen, are reproduced at actual size and include Cartier's famous bestiary of exotic animals as well as more recent rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets from the 1960s and 1970s.
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              ISBN 9782080203786
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher Editions Flammarion
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