Coco Avant Chanel High Jewellery Collection
CHANEL has recently unveiled “Coco Avant Chanel,” a new high jewelry collection paying homage to some of the fundamentals of Chanel’s signature style, directly inherited from Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. With 11 jewelry sets, the fashion house pays tribute to the early days of its founder, who went on revolutionize womenswear silhouettes and fashion with her innovative vision.
The 11 jewelry sets, composed of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, brooches and headbands, are adorned with morganite, cultured pearls — another Chanel signature — spinels, moonstones, Padparadscha sapphires and diamonds.
For this new high jewelry collection, the French fashion house has drawn inspirations from two founding elements of Gabrielle Chanel’s signature style: lace and ribbon. Once used to decorate her straw boaters at the races, these couture details have now been transformed into jewelry creations, captured in gold and precious stones and finished with subtle gradations of gray and gold.
The collection’s jeweled ribbons appear loose, draped, wound and tied in ethereal loops, whereas lace is captured in refined, streamlined styles, seemingly inspired by iconic motifs from the Chanel universe and often with asymmetric designs.
The “Suzanne” necklace in 18K white gold is set with 10 oval-cut Padparadscha sapphires for a total weight of 28,02 carats, 17 cabochon-cut moonstones and 1054 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 25,45 carats.
The “Antoinette” ring in 18K white and pink gold is set with a rectangular-cut morganite of 11,40 carats, 22 fancy-cut pink sapphires for a total weight of 6,15 carats, 2 Japanese cultured pearls, 18 round-cut grey spinels for a total weight of 0,55 carat and 100 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 1,62 carat.
The “Jeanne” fine jewelry watch in 18K white gold is set with 2 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0,84 carat, 2 pear-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0,46 carat and 500 brilliant- cut diamonds for a total weight of 10,53 carats.
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