BY LESLIE JORDAN CLARY
Chaumet has given a modern twist to the tiara with its recent additions to the Josephine collection—the house’s extensive line of jewelry named after one of its first patrons and muses, and Napoleon’s beloved, the Empress Josephine. In fact, Josephine and her love of beautiful gardens inspired other Chaumet classic designs including its signature hydrangea line. The tiara provides much of the inspiration for the delicate yet courtly selections of this collection. Rings shaped like tiny tiaras glitter with brilliant and princess cut diamonds. Each is set with a stunning colored diamond, ruby, sapphire, or emerald as a centerpiece. The entire collection will be available in September from Chaumet.