A jewel in your hand, a piece of Paris in your heart: this is the essence of the medals designed by renowned Parisian jeweler Chaumet for the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Chaumet is making history as the first jewelry house to be entrusted with the design of Olympic medals. This prestigious commission reflects the Maison’s unparalleled expertise in creating exceptional pieces, each imbued with a unique story.
The soul of Paris pulsates in these medals. The iconic Eiffel Tower takes center stage, its iron heart embedded in each medal, a tangible link to the City of Lights. This innovative technique, inspired by high jewelry settings, gives each piece a unique Parisian flair.
Two sides, one vision: The medals have distinct yet harmonious faces. The Olympic side features the timeless image of Athena, the goddess of victory, against the backdrop of the ancient Parthenon. In a subtle nod to the city that will host the 2024 Games, the Paris landmark appears on the horizon, a testament to the enduring legacy of Olympism.
For the Paralympic medals, Chaumet was given creative freedom, resulting in a view of the Eiffel Tower from below. This unique perspective offers a sense of empowerment and inclusivity, further resonating with the Paralympic spirit.
The materials themselves tell a story. Gold, silver and bronze medals are standard, but these Parisian beauties hold an extra piece of France: authentic iron from the Eiffel Tower itself. This symbolic inclusion adds a layer of sentimental value for the athletes who will wear them with pride.
Produced by La Monnaie de Paris, France’s sovereign mint, the medals adhere to precise dimensions and feature an innovative hidden spring bar system for ribbon attachment inspired by watchmaking.
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, and Antoine Arnault, representing LVMH, both emphasized the importance of this collaboration. It symbolizes a union between the ultimate symbols of the Games and the very heart of French identity. Chaumet’s involvement not only honors the athletes, but also showcases French craftsmanship at its best, transforming each medal into a true work of art. Chaumet’s collaboration with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games embodies the spirit of “The Art of Crafting Dreams“, combining sporting excellence with exquisite artistry.
In a world yearning for positivity, these medals serve as a symbol of hope and inspiration. They represent the culmination of meticulous planning, collaboration and creativity, and remind us of the transformative power of human achievement.
While these medals are destined for the necks of victorious athletes, a limited-edition set of commemorative medallions is available for collectors and fans alike. These miniature versions, featuring both the Olympic and Paralympic designs, offer the chance to own a piece of Parisian artistry and Olympic history.