The new Chanel Fine Jewelry collection presented during Paris Haute Couture Week includes 87 pieces that were inspired by camellia and Gabrielle Chanel’s inaugural fine jewelry collection in 1932, featuring comet, feather and ribbon designs. Chanel’s collection was the first one based entirely on pearls since 2006 so in the new collection you can find everything from tiny freshwater pearls to chunky baroque pearls from Australia.
“For Chanel, pearls represent a kind of hidden luxury because they’re highly personal,” said Benjamin Comar, international director of Chanel Fine Jewelry. “And above all, they are very easy to wear, because they’re supple, they’re sensual, so they really match the evolution of women’s lifestyles.”
With a third from the collection being necklaces one of the stars is the “Perles de Jour necklace which blends 47 South Sea cultured pearls with diamond tassels and an 8-carat cushion-cut central diamond that secures the two strands. The one-of-a-kind piece, made in the Chanel workshop on Place Vendôme, is worth 2.55 million euros, or $3.47 million at current exchange.” – wwd.com
Here we present you 15 of the most spectacular pieces of the collection.