Piagnet unveiled their latest luxury jewellery collection this week, inspired by Joséphine de Beauharnais and her love of roses.
The Swiss jewellery maker presented the Piaget Rose Passion collection, which they say embodies the character traits passions of Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife.
Through its interpretation of roses, the collection reflects the elegance of the Empress, who was known to wear gold-embroidered dresses with floral motifs.
Josephine devoted her life to the most elegant of all flowers, yearly increasing her amazing rose collection at the Château de Malmaison.
All of the pieces in the collection are bound by the theme of the rose and the spirit of Josephine and her love of nature and the beautifully elegant flower.
One of the highlights of her stunning rose collection, the Yves Piaget rose, features eighty lace petals and a distinctive scent.
Piaget has worked tirelessly to restore the Malmaison rose garden, and now the jeweller say the they are paying tribute to the Yves Piaget, which they say is entwined with the history of the brand.
The six unique Métiers d’Art watches in the collection are the jewellers particular homage to the Yves Piaget rose.
They come in six different colour combinations and each one was created by master artisans using the rare Grand Feu enamelling technique.
Piaget’s passion in this collection is clear given the hundreds of hours that has gone into making this labour of love.
The 100 pieces from the Piaget Haute Joaillerie and Métiers d’Art lines, encompasses watches, jewellery and High jewellery items, together with special craftsman-created aesthetic creations.
The stunning collection also includes 25 beautiful and elegant watches that are worthy of adorning the wrist of the Empress herself.
All of the pieces are based on a luminous choice of colourful and precious stones such as yellow diamonds, emeralds, rose sapphires.
They also comprise of a number of hard stones including chrysocolla, chrysoprase and chalcedony, with pink and green being featuring in a large number of the pieces.
The entire collection was manufactured in Piaget’s Jewellery workshops, and features Jewellery that can be worn in many different ways including combs, tiaras as well as the brand’s cherished cuff-watches and secret watches.
Piaget say the exuberantly coloured exoticism of collection is reminiscent of Josephine’s origins, the island of Martinique. The Swiss Jeweller proudly says it has created a modern, feminine and elegant collection, much like Josephine and the extraordinary life she led.