Chanel signature collection
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18 place vendôme

Gabrielle Chanel lived out her existence within a few Parisian blocks — her townhouse at 29 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, her boutique at 31 rue Cambon, her suite at the Ritz overlooking Place Vendôme and 18 Place Vendôme, the home of CHANEL High Jewelry.

Pencil To Paper

Pencil To Paper

After a process of research and inspiration gathering, the High Jewelry Artistic Director sketches his vision for each piece of the collection, refining the theme with watercolors.

The Final Sketch

The Final Sketch

The design of the jewelry piece is finalized on tracing paper, down to the most intricate detail. This becomes the blueprint from the creative studio to the craftspeople of the High Jewelry atelier, who will handcraft the pieces with carefully selected techniques chosen to service the artistic vision.

Handcrafted Objects

Handcrafted Objects

Within the High Jewelry atelier at 18 Place Vendôme, the jewelers create a model made of precious metal that reflects the original gouache rendering. The model is carved, pierced, sanded and modified down to the smallest detail, then cast in the furnace to give the metal a sculptor's volume. Age-old techniques create beadwork, each delicate bead crafted by hand.

MADEMOISELLE'S HIGH JEWELRY CODES

The size and quality of gemstones are of primary focus, evoking Gabrielle Chanel’s focus on stones, with her original codes imbued in every detail. The emerald-cut diamond represents Place Vendôme, the form of the Navette personifies an ear of wheat and the round-cut diamond, the heart of the iconic camellia.