BY LESLIE JORDAN CLARY
What does a Chaumet necklace with more than 200 diamonds need?
The perfect case.
That’s why Chaumet commissioned Moynat, one of the oldest French trunk makers in existence, to craft one for its newest exquisite piece. The curved and highly complicated trunk incorporates faceted gemstones and is carved from apple and poplar wood. It’s trimmed in tanned leather that matches Chaumet’s signature lumiére color. The two sides open to a curved glass showcase that lights up when the box is opened. The high jewelry diamond necklace was inspired by a 1919 piece from the Chaumet archives. It’s been set with 156 brilliant-cut diamonds and 70 pear-cut diamonds.
—Feb. 6, 2015