Gabrielle Chanel, a steadfast Leo through and through, utilised her sun sign, the mightly lion, on everything from buttons to clasps — in fact, a magnificent bronze sculpture of one sits on the mantlepiece at her Rue Cambon apartment. Now the maison has, once again, revived the emblem with its latest high jewellery collection, L’Esprit du Lion. The 53-piece line is a pride of multi-chain necklaces, chokers, cuffs, earrings, and rings, set with imperial topazes, beryls, sapphires and diamonds. Chunky structures and enormous gemstones depict the big cat in a warm palette of sunshine-yellow, orange and caramel-brown. MOJEH’s favourite: The transformable necklace, Legendary, in 18-karat white and yellow gold set with more than 1,200 diamonds and one cushion-cut fancy intense yellow diamond that weighs an impressive 30.19 carats.
Chanel’s Jewellery Embraces the Lion
March 12th 2018
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