Chaumet Presents L’Épi De Blé Collection Exclusively To The Dubai Mall

BY Sophie Stevens / Jun 21 2017 / 18:09 PM

The jewellery line is limited to 40 pieces and has been reserved for only a handful of the French Maison’s international boutiques

Chaumet Presents L’Épi De Blé Collection Exclusively To The Dubai Mall
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L’Épi De Blé ring, Dhs 36,900
Chaumet Presents L’Épi De Blé Collection Exclusively To The Dubai Mall
Courtesy Chaumet
L’Épi De Blé earrings, Dhs 64,000
Chaumet Presents L’Épi De Blé Collection Exclusively To The Dubai Mall
Courtesy Chaumet
L’Épi De Blé brooch

Inspired by the classical wheat motif, Chaumet’s new L’Épi De Blé collection is based on this ancient symbol of fertility and abundance. Comprising a ring, bangle, brooch and earrings, the jewels are available in just 24 boutiques around the world, including The Dubai Mall.

Chaumet Wheat Inspired Bracelet

L’Épi De Blé bracelet by Chaumet, Dhs 73,800

Each jewel is made of brushed yellow gold to realistically portray a textured wheat sheaf, complete with small diamond-set grains for an additional layer of detail. As each piece is handcrafted, they also vary slightly from one another in a nod to nature’s own lack of regularity.

Chaumet is renowned for their realistic use of naturalistic themes in their jewellery, with motifs including leaves, flowers and butterflies in a variety of graceful creations. The Maison has long used the symbol of wheat in their jewels, inspired by Ceres, the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and grain.

Empress Josephine Tiara

The "ear of wheat" diamond tiara created for the Empress Marie-Louise by Chaumet in 1811

In 1811 Napoleon's second wife, Empress Marie-Louise, commissioned Chaumet to create a diamond “ear of wheat” tiara in Paris. Composed of nine swaying stalks of wheat, the Empress successfully revived the fashion for tiaras and the use of this neo-classical design motif.

Since then the Maison has continued reinterpreting the theme for its contemporary jewels, with the latest L’Épi De Blé collection another elegant example of this naturalistic craftsmanship.