The story of Liens
The lien motif appears very early in the history of the Maison Chaumet; ever since its foundation in 1780. It is part of the tradition of sentimental jewels, such as the true lovers’ knots and bows of the 17th century. When going through the archive books of the Belle Époque or Art Deco periods, one finds it in preparatory drawings for tiaras, brooches and necklaces.
In the 70s, the lien motif takes center stage as the theme for the Maison’s first jewellery collection. The lien highlights the simple beauty of a gold thread, held by one or two ties. Over the years, Chaumet has created a number of different interpretations for this motif which is now one of the Maison’s icons, and offers a diverse collection of good luck rings, pendants, bracelets and tiaras. Whether in an extra-large or extra small version, the lien takes on a single or crossed design, in yellow, white or pink gold. It plays with asymmetry. In 2012, it boldly combines with ceramic. Universal, the Chaumet lien goes beyond the limits of time and fashion.
Liens by Chaumet
Liens : the ties of love, of family, of friendship. Both unique and multiple, the Liens by Chaumet are metaphors of union and commitment, the precious symbols of a special date, an emotion or a magical moment. These jewels express sentimental values; they go beyond fashion and time and can be worn alone or together.
There are two new versions : Liens d’Or and Liens Céramique
Pink, yellow or white gold: slender, delicate and feminine
A gold ribbon adorned with a diamond set lien motif, sits delicately on the skin; close to the heart as a pendant, on the wrist as a bracelet, or simply on the finger like a good-luck talisman. Now, the lien also adorns a young woman’s hair, adding a touch of lightness and carefree charm. Indeed, the Maison Chaumet has created a Liens headband: a delicate line of gold that is entirely set with diamonds. A head jewel that is both precious and striking.
Ceramic: black, with a design that is graphic and streamlined
A version that plays on the contrast of ceramic - highlighted by a diamond lien motif. A ring that matches every style of fashion classics with simplicity and purity of line, from blue jeans to the little black dress. A heart shaped pendant, the ultimate symbol of the sentimental jewel.