Selecting the stones
Setting the stones
From the first sketches inspired by the universe of Gabrielle Chanel to the highly detailed artist's drawing of a jewel intended for the workshops, the Creation Studio constantly reinvents the universe of CHANEL Fine Jewelry. CHANEL Fine Jewelry creations are inspired by the boldness expressed in the first CHANEL jewelry collection back in 1932, and by the dominant themes that symbolize the brand's identity.
For each design, CHANEL Fine Jewelry's expert gemologist selects with the greatest care the rarest stones and the most precious materials through which to inspire the creative process.
The Creation Studio's design is transformed into a 3-dimensional model: hand-sculpted, it enables the craftsman to check the proportions, to ensure it will be comfortable to wear and to anticipate the technical challenges involved.
After taking a wax mold of the model, comes the creation of that most precious alloy-gold, through the alchemy of heating nuggets in a crucible to a very high temperature.
Each infinitesimal part of the metal is made to gleam through meticulous polishing, before it is adorned with precious stones in accordance with the design. The final stage of setting the diamonds embeds them in the heart of the creation. The initial dream becomes at last a reality.