Chanel pays tribute to Mademoiselle Chanel’s penchant for pearls with an exclusive all-pearl collection of fine jewelry at the haute couture fashion week. The French high-fashion house has unveiled Les Perles de Chanel haute joaillerie collection which is dedicated to precious pearls.
The imaginary world line-up features pearl edition of some of the brand’s existing signature themes like camellias, majestic lions and constellations. Iconic pieces like Lion Baroque necklace and bracelet (main image featured above) makes a majestic statement with white, grey and gold pearls fastened to lion’s head set in sapphire.
Bringing the charm of pearls back in vogue, Chanel’s latest collection also flirts with diamonds, sapphires, amethysts and other gemstones along with finest quality of pearls in shades of gold, black, pink, grey and white. Picking out the best of cultured pearls that vary in size, shape and color, the collection also strings together freshwater mussel pearls along with beautiful oyster pearls from the South Seas, Tahiti and Japan.
Exquisite Collier White Tie features 1,370 cultured Japanese pearls arranged in strands fitted with diamond clasps and a asymmetric pearl bow.
Other extraordinary pieces include Perles de Jour necklace which is a diamond studded strand of South Sea pearls. Ideal for day time, this Day Pearls necklace is designed in a night edition, Perles de Nuit, with Tahitian grey pearls.
The Printemps de Camélia neck piece, read Camellia Spring, brightens up with colorful pearls and is accented with diamond and sapphire studded camellia shapes.
A range of well-designed necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, time-pieces and brooches ornamented with pearls complete the whole collection. Highly valued as gemstones and object of beauty for many centuries,a pearl is considered as one of the nature’s most beautiful and elegant gift. Speaking about their graceful founder, the brand stated, “The image of Mademoiselle Chanel is inseparable from pearls. Wearing them in earrings, chokers, short necklaces or row upon row of long strands, she only took them off to sleep.”