HIGH JEWELRY SIGNATURE COLLECTION

HIGH JEWELRY SIGNATURE COLLECTION Camélia

Gabrielle Chanel was seduced by the camellia. With no fragrance or thorns, it is a flower of simplicity and purity, much akin to the ethos of Mademoiselle. Compared to the opulence of a rose, she preferred the camellia’s sobriety and geometric roundedness, with a classic and consistent ordering of the petals, intelligible yet beautiful, like the woman that she was.

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A play in contrasts, these High Jewelry Camélia earrings mix diamonds and Mademoiselle’s favorite pearls, while the asymmetry of the pair makes them distinctly modern. The softness of the camellia’s diamond petals playfully opposes a graphic 2.01-carat emerald-cut diamond, while the dazzling sparkle of a 1.52-carat brilliant-cut diamond counters the pearl’s milky luster.

“LA DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS WAS MY LIFE.”

— Gabrielle Chanel

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As with all CHANEL camellias, the design is comprised of five emblematic petals to represent Mademoiselle’s favorite number. This version mesmerizes in 18K white gold*, diamonds and iridescent moonstones.
*White gold plated with thin layer of Rhodium for color.

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Gabrielle Chanel on the beach of Étretat, France, with a camellia fastened to the waistband of her tunic, 1913.

In 1913, on the beach of Étretat, France, Coco Chanel was photographed with a camellia fastened to her waistband — a white camellia that became one of her emblems.

With her taste for opposites, she would wear it in stark contrast against a little black dress. Soon, it would adorn clothes, bags, shoes, and bloom in rubies, diamonds and pearls, transcending its status of flower to become the icon of CHANEL.

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As timeless as the camellia itself, this High Jewelry Camélia bracelet dapples the skin like a splash of sunlight, blooming in diamonds and 18K white gold*, with a round-cut center stone of 3.02 carats creating a dramatic-yet-feminine impression.
*White gold plated with thin layer of Rhodium for color.

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A 7.61-carat cushion-cut Mozambique Ruby of endless red, one of the most emblematic colors of the House, lies at the heart of the flower of CHANEL, a camellia fashioned in diamonds. This High Jewelry Camélia necklace, a supple and surprising sautoir with a trio of pear-cut diamonds, boasts a diamond camellia that detaches to create a brooch, revealing beneath it another red camellia, this one of baguette-cut rubies. The transformability of the piece gives the wearer the freedom to choose — the ethos of Gabrielle Chanel, personified.

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This long sautoir necklace of 18K white gold* and diamonds captures the spirit of transformation; an adaptable piece that can be styled in five different ways. The necklace, with its intricate lace-like design, can be worn long or short, with or without the detachable diamond camellia, a symbol that is more than a flower, but an icon of CHANEL.
*White gold plated with thin layer of Rhodium for color.