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Chaumet

Country

City

Era

Description

Specialties

  • Exceptional craftsmanship
  • Tiaras

1780

  • Etienne Nitot Opens for business on rue St. Honoré.
  • Became Purveyor to the Court of Napoleon I

1800

  • Orders from Joséphine Beauharnais.

1804

1809

  • François Regnault Nitot takes over the firm after the death of Etienne Nitot.

1810

  • Napoleon commissions a ruby parure for his bride, Marie Louise.

1815

  • François retires and turns the firm over to Jean Baptiste Fossin, his workshop director.

1832

  • Fossin & Fils named “Crown Jewellers” of France.

1837

  • Awarded Legion d’Honneur.

1834-1840

  • Jean Valentin worked for Fossin.
  • Royal Warrant: Queen Victoria – to Morel.
  • Morel’s daughter married Joseph Chaumet.

1862

  • Fossin turns the company over to Prosper Morel.
  • Fossin organizes the bijouterie et joaillerie française for the London World Exhibition.

1874

  • Joseph Chaumet partners with Morel.
  • Chaumet marries Morel’s daughter and takes over the firm in 1885.

1900

  • Gold Medal at the Paris World Exhibition.
  • Russian Imperial Order.
  • Became known as the Master of Tiaras.

1910

  • Opens in New York.

1928

  • 150th anniversary.

1972

  • Remounted the Sancy Diamond.

1987

  • End of Chaumet family involvement in the firm.