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An ABC book for stones

Back in the 19th century, Chaumet founder created 26 symbolic stones following the twenty six letters of the alphabet for an ode to love triggering a power for creation to pass on a message.

Under French Empress Marie-Louise, Chaumet created this symbolic alphabet book made of stones to pass on a message, write a name, mark a date, say a sweet word creating poetics -once called acrostics- bracelets.

A for Amethyste … B for Beryl … C for Citrine … D for Diamond …

E for Emerald …F for Fluorite …G for Grenat … H for Hessonite …

I for Iolite … J for Jade … K for Kyanite …L for Lapis Lazuli …

M for Morganite … N for Nacre …O for Fire Opal … P for Peridot …

Q for Smoked Quartz … R for Rhodolite … S for Blue Sapphire …

T for Tourmaline … U for Uvite … V for Verdelite …

W for White Sapphire … X for Xaga … Y for Yellow Sapphire … Z for Zircon.