Jewellery, a jewel case in Place Vendôme

The biggest names in high-end jewellery have addresses in Place Vendôme, the most glamorous of Paris’s squares.

Chanel joaillerie © OTCP

In rue de la Paix and Place Vendôme, the biggest jewellers have magnificent boutiques – veritable jewel cases for their creations. Place Vendôme, the luxury high-end Swiss brand Jaeger-LeCoultre owns its elegant boutique, decorated in understated luxury and Louis Vuitton its boutique and jewellery workshop.

Last autumn, the luxury French brand Chanel opened a high-end jewellery workshop above its boutique. Every year, it presents two collections (linked to the haute couture calendar)  exclusively with precious stones and unique pieces of jewellery.

Other outstanding brands — Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior Joaillerie, Boucheron, BuchererChaumetBulgariChopardMauboussin — each have their own boutique. And the watch maker Breguet has its largest international showcase here: 500 m² on two levels, a boutique on the ground floor and an exhibition area on the first floor.

It is not only the prestigious brands that draw the visitors here, but also the unbounded creativity of the jewellers, artists in their own right. In their hands, precious metals and gems take on new forms: arabesques, flowers, aquatic plants, animals, lacework and sculpture. Elegant, modern, unusual shapes emerge from their imagination, enabling everyone to find that precious ornament to suit their personality and enhance their looks.

Leading jewellers and new designers can meet at busy trade fairs, authentic window displays for the profession. Trade professionals are well acquainted with “BIJORHCA”, their exclusive international trade fair devoted to traditional and costume jewellery, clock- and watch-making and fashion accessories. This is the place for spotting the newest prodigies and where the trends for the coming months are determined.

The general public can attend the “Jewellery Designer Days” to witness the source of their inspiration. The spirit and imagination of the latest stylists find expression in the most unexpected materials: plastic, glass, feathers, fabrics and metals of all kinds, not just precious ones. They demonstrate that Paris is, more than ever, a city that gives free rein to fantasy and extravagance.

New trends and the arrival of body piercing, mean that jewellery is present from top to toe, giving inventive minds the opportunity to explore new fields of expression. Indeed, those jewellery virtuosos have plenty more surprises up their sleeves!

Bucherer Adhérent

Souvenirs - toys
12 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 75009

125 years after it was founded in Switzerland, Bucherer opened the world's largest shop for outstanding watches in April......

Chopard Adhérent

Souvenirs - toys
1 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

The Swiss jewellery and watch maker presents an award every year at the sought-after Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and......

Boucheron

Souvenirs - toys | Cosmetics, perfume
26 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Boucheron opened in 1893 and was the first jewellers to open on Place Vendôme. In 2008 it celebrated its 150th anniversary. Huge......

Chaumet

Souvenirs - toys
12 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Official jewellery maker for Emperor Napoléon, Chaumet created the coronation crowns, diadems and the Empress sets for Joséphine......

Breguet

Souvenirs - toys
6 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Breguet has been the worldwide gold standard in luxury watchmaking since 1775 and boasts Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte......

Mauboussin

Souvenirs - toys
15 rue de la Paix, Paris, 75001

The famous jewellery house has broken the rules of haute couture jewellery by making them accessible to all. Mauboussin is also......

Bulgari

Souvenirs - toys
25 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Beautiful pieces of jewellery including the timeless Serpenti collection, have been worn by the biggest stars: Sophia Loren,......

Cartier

Haute couture, luxury
23 place Vendôme, Paris, 75002

Since 1847, Cartier has stood out as the master of French watches and jewellery. Inventor of the wristwatch, this great brand......