Chanel reinterpreted jewelry from the House’s first jewelry collection, the Bijoux de Diamants, created by Gabrielle Chanel in 1932.
“In my profession, any medium is good as long as it is in the spirit of true fashion. I started making lightweight jewelry because I felt it was free of arrogance at a time when ostentatious luxury prevailed. I chose diamonds because they have the greatest value in the smallest amount”.Chanel reported in a statement.
After almost 90 years since the release of the collection, the French fashion house once again turned to its heritage and created jewelry inspired by history. The models refer to specific symbols of Bijoux de Diamants: comet, sun, ribbon and feather. Among them, another Chanel mascot is the golden lion, the astrological symbol of Mademoiselle Chanel.
Jewelry can be transformed, adapting it to one’s own needs – it gives the freedom that Coco Chanel appreciated so much. For example, the Comète and Soleil de Chanel necklace can be removed and worn as a brooch. And the ring-sun can be easily divided into two.
New models of The Icons of 1932 are available in Chanel boutiques since December.