The 55.55 Necklace
In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel launched a fragrance she called N°5—a name 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 Jewellery created the N°5 Collection, crowned by a necklace whose design reflects the defining features of the iconic perfume bottle. The necklace is composed of more than 700 diamonds, all surrounding a D Flawless 55.55-carat diamond. A custom weight that gives this piece the signature of CHANEL.
CHANEL HIGH JEWELLERY SIGNATURE COLLECTION
In 1932, Gabrielle Chanel introduces her first and only jewellery collection, Bijoux de Diamants, breaking with the codes of traditional jewellery. 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 jewellery, this daring and this unique creativity are still as present today.
In 1932, Gabrielle Chanel would create her first and only High Jewellery collection, her creations defined by five codes: fringe, ribbon, feathers, the sun and stars.
The lion is the talisman for CHANEL jewellery, representing Gabrielle Chanel, born 19 August 1883, under the sign of Leo.
The camellia, a decorative element so often used by Gabrielle Chanel, transcends its status of a flower to become an icon of CHANEL.