“For the N°5 Collection, I wanted to source an extraordinary diamond to reflect Gabrielle Chanel’s exacting standards used in the creation of the fragrance.”
— Patrice Leguéreau
“From the beginning of the process, I knew that I wanted to do a piece with a very special gemstone,” says Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Fine Jewellery Creation Studio, “and after months of research, a diamond was found that would support this idea.”
Fiery white and eternally flawless, a rare diamond has been exactingly cut to 55.55 carats in honour of the legendary fragrance. In the same stroke of creativity in which N°5 was created, this stone is mounted on a necklace of signature design that embodies the codes of the perfume: the silhouette of the stopper and bottle, a clasp in the form of the numerical five, and a shimmering fall of hand-set diamonds that cascade like the perfume’s bouquet.
Surrounding the 55.55-carat stone, the necklace takes form in more than 700 diamonds, each sourced and validated by the CHANEL Stone Department together with the Jewellery Creation Studio. The neck extends in baguette-cut stones as calibrated diamonds shape the shoulders, while the neckband is a fall of brilliant-cut diamonds gradating to shimmering pave. Five pear-cut stones identical in quality, including an 8.36-carat diamond, are droplets of the fabled perfume, harmoniously blending like the notes of the fragrance.
N°5 COLLECTION The Bottle
A film about Savoir-faire: The Bottle
The 55.55-carat diamond evokes the purity of the infamous bottle, but like the mysterious woman who wears the fragrance, it also guards a secret. Further challenging the boundaries of High Jewellery design and the savoir-faire that crafts it, the diamond has been cleverly fashioned to mimic the form of the N°5 stopper, detaching as if one was about to apply a splash of the famous perfume. Patrice Leguéreau adds of this remarkable feat, “I want to look forward not backwards—to celebrate the timeless creation that N°5 is, and all that it holds for the future.”