Once upon a time, in a land called France, a man by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte fell head over heels with a woman called Josephine. They became madly in love and exchanged plenty of love letters that enthralled the masses till today – three of these documents recently fetched 513,000 euros (S$790,000) at an auction. Their very public romance even went on to capture the imagination of a jewellery house in Place Vendome called Chaumet.
The Updated Chaumet Liens Évidence Collection
Bonaparte’s and Josephine’s legendary romance provided the perfect backstory for the maison’s Liens line of jewellery that was debuted in 1970. Known for its X link-shaped motif, the collection has been interpreted many times over the decades, like the Liens Évidence line which ditches the X for a simple and minimalist link motif.
Despite the facelift, the story behind the Liens Évidence remains: It’s the perfect jewellery to symbolise friendship, family, and love sans the preciousness and intricacies of more traditional looking bijoux. Think of the collection more as the Modern Family and less as the Dynasty of jewellery – cool, millennial and fun. Comprising contemporary designs of slim bands and bracelets, the pieces here are noted for their sleek looks which come in gold and colourful ceramic lacquer which include variations with paved diamonds.
Now, the Liens Évidence has just received its latest reboot. The pieces which are in stores now boast larger and more masculine pieces which mean their androgynous appeal, stackability and the proposition to be part of his-and-her jewellery just went up. If the new updates sound like they’re bringing people together, then that is precisely the point. Visit here to learn more about the Liens Évidence collection.