21 May 2021

The personal messages of Chaumet's acrostics...

In its exhibition “Napoléon et Joséphine – Une histoire (extra)ordinaire”, the jeweler Chaumet presents (among many other jewels) acrostic bracelets that belonged to the empress. By deciphering the initials of each stone, we discover a word or a message, in this case the first names of her children: Eugène and Hortense. These museum pieces are obviously not for sale but this beautiful idea can easily be appropriated. Indeed, Chaumet still makes such sentimental jewelry, in the form of bracelets, in accordance with each person’s story. The unique message is thus known only to the wearer.

 

Discover the exhibition “Napoléon et Joséphine – Une histoire (extra)ordinaire”

  • Chaumet - "Josephine" and "Marry Me" acrostics

  • Chaumet - Xaga, Nephrite Jade, Kunzite, Prehnite, Diamond, (Pink) Quartz, Zoisite Tanzanite

  • Chaumet - Acrostics in gemstones and diamonds - 19th century

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