Chaumet Embellishes Tennis Star Yara Alhogbani With its Most Infamous Creations
Jeux de Liens earrings in rose gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, (right hand) Liens Évidence rings in white and pink gold set and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, (left hand middle ring) Jeux de Liens in white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires, (left hand index ring) Liens Evidence in white gold, paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, Chaumet; top, Hervé Léger. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Known for having a history of elegance and extravagance — from Marie Antoinette to Versailles — France has an abundant past that intimately entwines with the House of Chaumet. Since the Parisian jeweler first graced the epicentre of luxury at Place Vendôme over two centuries ago, it has paved the route for creativity and excellence.
From rings inspired by love and commitment, to tiaras inspired by the French empress Joséphine, Chaumet knows the art of making beautiful keepsakes. And this month, the jewelry house sees its pieces adorning none other than revolutionary Saudi tennis star Yara Alhogbani for Vogue Arabia. Swept up in the motion of Chaumet, the ground-breaking 18-year-old athlete paints a fearless picture in one frame after another.
Joséphine Duo Eternel earrings in white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, Joséphine Aigrette necklace in white gold, set with a pear-shaped diamond of 1.50ct and brilliant-cut diamond, Chaumet; top, Wolford. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Yara is a modern empress when illuminated in the Joséphine Collection. Echoing the house’s first VIP client, Empress Joséphine from Paris’s Napoleonic history, this collection is a vision of ultra-femininity and sophistication. Spotlighting the brand’s iconic logo, Alhogbani finds herself perfectly embellished by a pear-cut diamond headpiece, and it’s safe to say that the Joséphine Aigrette head ornament in white gold is fit for a modern princess. Paved in diamonds and complemented by the Joséphine Aigrette Impériale 2ct diamond ring, this look is one that will be remembered. Speaking of otherworldly pieces, the Joséphine Aigrette watch defies the laws of gravity; without a buckle or clasp in sight, the unique pear-shaped creation decorates Yara’s wrist.
In tennis, love often signifies nil points. But within the world of Chaumet, it conveys the bond of the Liens Collection. The collection symbolizes the unity of two people in love, and Chaumet pulls lovers’ destinies closer using a thread adorned with diamonds. The Liens Évidence rings in white and rose gold stacked together pave Yara Alhogbani’s finger with brilliant-cut diamonds. The Jeux de Liens ring proposes a lively palette of sparkle and light. Laced with radiant diamonds and square-cut sapphires, the ring crafted for daily wear pays homage to the Maison’s signature blue color. And then there’s the Jeux de Liens Harmony pendant, which stacks around Alhogbani, embellished in diamonds and finished in rose gold.
Bee My Love hoop earrings in rose gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, Bee My Love necklace in rose gold, set with 11 Taille Impératrice of 0.23ct each, Bee My Love paved diamond bracelets in yellow and rose gold, Bee My Love paved diamond rings in rose and white gold, Chaumet; jacket, Rejina Pyo;top, Theory; trousers, Hudson Jeans. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
The love of Liens continues with the Bee My Love Collection, inspired by the honeycomb of a beehive. This geometric and timeless collection is radiant and bright. Designed to be both dazzling alone or perfectly combined with other pieces, the best of the lot illuminate Alhogbani in a novel way as the Bee My Love paved yellow and rose gold diamond bracelets and Bee My Love paved diamond rings deck her hands. Yara reinterprets a golden honeycomb in these geometric creations, which alternate perfectly between cut diamonds that resemble crystallized drops of honey, pollinating truly delicious creations.
Whether inspired by the beauty of nature, the bond of love, or the elegance of an empress, Chaumet encaptures the world around us and wraps it up in a sparkling bow. The jewelry house’s radiant creations are interpretations of the past and visions of the future, much like Yara Alhogbani, who remains classic and inspiring, both in her field and outside of it. Here is a young woman who is a ground-breaking force and a revolutionary vision of the future of Saudi Arabia; she is a modern empress with a bold vision and remains a diamond of the region, just like the Chaumet creations she represents.
Joséphine Aigrette head ornament in white gold, set with a pear-cut diamond and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, Joséphine Aigrette Impériale ring in platinum, set with diamonds, with a pear-shaped diamond of 2ct, Chaumet; top, 1017 ALYX 9SM; crossbody top, Zimmermann from The Outnet. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Joséphine Aigrette diamond rings in white and rose gold, set with Akoya cultured pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds, Joséphine Aigrette watch in rose gold set with diamonds, Chaumet; coat, Loro Piana. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Jeux de Liens earrings in rose gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, first necklace, Liens Evidence Pendant in rose gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, middle necklace, Jeux de Liens Harmony medium model pendant in rose gold and mother-of-pearl, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, last necklace, Jeux de Liens Harmony large model pendant in rose gold, set with malachite and brilliant-cut diamonds, Chaumet; jacket, Brunello Cucinelli Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Photography: Sandra ChidiacStyle: Sarah RuxtonProducer: Rama NaserMakeup: Kasia DomanskaHair: Betty BeeTalent: Yara Alhogbani