Brief: Chaumet’s new creative director interprets hydrangea for debut collection

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Not the most extravagant flower in its own right, the Hydrangea undergoes opulent transformation in Chaumet’s new Hortensia collection. Interpreted in brilliant shades of red, pink, and blue, the Hortensia collection features long, statement necklaces, rings of clustered and layered “petals,” and standouts like the 18-carat pink gold necklace finished with a brilliant drop of red tourmaline. The 24-piece set, which debuted earlier this month during Paris Fashion Week, is a first for the Paris-based jeweler’s new creative director, Claire Dévé-Rakoff, formerly of Claire Deve and Swarovski.