With a legacy boasting the patronage of Queen Marie-Antoinette and Empress Joséphine, Chaumet has served as a cornerstone of refined French haute joaillerie for nearly two and a half centuries. Founded in 1780 by Marie-Étienne Nitot who honed his craft apprenticing with the royal jeweller of King Louis XIV, the house that would eventually become Chaumet built its early reputation catering to the aristocracy.
At the dawn of the Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque, Chaumet’s adventurous use of naturalistic themes and Japonisme influences inspired reinvigorated collections that further raised the renown of the atelier that Joseph rechristened in his name. Opening their iconic location at 12 Place Vendôme in 1907 where they still stand today, Chaumet has continually delighted their loyal following from the Art Deco period through to the present day with their ever-mutable and always refined aesthetic.
Chaumet jewels consistently achieve outstanding prices, well above their low estimates. An impressive sapphire and diamond ring estimated between 580,000 - 865,000 CHF sold at auction for 1,330,000 CHF. When you are ready to sell your Chaumet jewelry, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price. To receive a complimentary auction estimate, simply contact one of our specialists below or submit images of your jewels along with any additional information to Sotheby's through our easy-to-use online estimate form.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my Chaumet jewelry?Exceptional pieces are continually in demand by collectors and new buyers from New York and around the world. Enthusiasts and connoisseurs buy and sell fine jewelry by Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and other iconic makers. Now is the time to consign a Chaumet ring, necklace, choker, earrings, ear clips, bracelet or brooch for the highest price.
- Is every Chaumet piece marked with a signature?Generally speaking, each authentic piece will be signed with an engraved Chaumet hallmark. Unfortunately, hallmarks are sometimes forged, so our experts recommend that you submit images of your fine jewelry and trust a Sotheby’s specialist to interpret any maker’s marks. Simply send photographs to our experts, who will use their knowledge of Chaumet jewelry workmanship to confirm the piece’s authenticity.
- How much is my Chaumet jewelry worth?Sotheby's specialists have years of experience in valuing Chaumet diamond jewelry. When you submit your piece online, our specialists will consider its general condition, presence of a Chaumet signature, prices achieved at auction for similar pieces, quality of the diamonds and any accompanying gemstones, and the history of ownership before determining an appropriate auction estimate. Consign Chaumet jewelry now for our upcoming 2020 sales that will feature retro jewels and a fine selection of diamond, emerald, sapphire, ruby and cultured pearl jewelry.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell Chaumet jewelry such as a new, vintage or antique necklace, gem set necklace, choker, pendant, sautoir, bracelet, bangle, engagement ring, wedding ring, custom ring, bespoke ring, bridal jewelry, cocktail ring, earrings, ear clips, brooch, pin, parure or demi parure jewelry set, watch, wristwatch or cufflinks embellished in platinum, white gold, yellow gold or silver with diamonds, sapphire, emerald, ruby, tanzanite, jadeite, rock crystal, onyx, gemstones or cultured pearl as part of the Liens, Josephine or Jardins collection.