It is said that it was the starry sky of a Parisian night that gave Gabrielle Chanel the inspiration for the "Comète" necklace: "I wanted to cover women with constellations! With stars! Stars of all sizes!" she later stated. As the centrepiece of the 1932 CHANEL High Jewellery collection, Mademoiselle Chanel designed an extraordinary diamond necklace, without a clasp in order to better fit the contours of the neck. What could be simpler and more timeless than these precious constellations? Found in an endless variety of forms, the comet thus became one of the emblems of CHANEL Fine Jewellery.