The 55.55 Necklace
In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel launched a fragrance she called N°5—a moniker inspired by her lucky number and an idea that would make her a legend. To mark one hundred years of the N°5 perfume, CHANEL High Jewelry created the N°5 Collection, which is crowned by a necklace whose design reflects the defining features of the N°5 perfume bottle. More than 700 diamonds compose the necklace and surround a D Flawless 55.55-carat diamond—the custom weight gives the diamond the signature of CHANEL.
CHANEL HIGH JEWELRY SIGNATURE
In 1932, Gabrielle Chanel introduces her first and only jewelry collection, Bijoux de Diamants, breaking with the codes of traditional jewelry. The famous star, the stones fitting the design of the jewel, the word “collection” borrowed from fashion or the use of wax figures for a natural display of the jewels. This vision of jewelry, this audacity and this unique creativity are still as present today.
In 1932, Gabrielle Chanel would create her first and only High Jewelry collection, her creations defined by five codes: the feather, fringe, ribbon, sun and stars.
The lion is the talisman for CHANEL jewelry, representing Gabrielle Chanel, born August 19, 1883, under the sign of Leo.
The camellia, a decorative element so often used by Mademoiselle, transcends its status of flower to become an icon of CHANEL.