88 Years Later, and the Codes of Chanel Remain Eternally Enchanting

Chanel Icons of 1932
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In 1932, Coco Chanel created her first and most unique fine jewelry collection, ‘Bijoux de Diamants’, using emblems which have now become codes of the house. This year, Chanel unveiled its new line of watches and fine jewelry inspired by that very first collection. ‘Coco Crush‘ with the exclusive ‘Camélia’ and ‘Plume de Chanel’ collections, as well as the ‘Icons of 1932,’ are tributes to the petite woman who shaped our world with her big dreams, who transformed our present-day realities with her determination, hard work, and a whole lot of elegance. With Chanel’s signature attention to detail, aesthetic, and trademark delicate flourishes, ‘Icons of 1932’ is a trip down memory lane and a celebration of everything that makes Chanel Chanel. 

The transformable ‘Comète’ necklace – which tells the story of a woman’s freedom, beauty, and strength – races around a necklace of 18-carat white gold and diamonds, but can also be detached and used as a brooch. The feather, or ‘Plume de Chanel’, has been reimagined into an 18-carat gold diamond ring. Two rings attach to the floating feather in a modern, yet distinctly classic way. A matching bracelet in 18-carat white gold circumnavigates the wrist without a full enclosure, giving the entire look a sense of fantasy and lightness.

[The collections are] tributes to the petite woman who shaped our world with her big dreams.

Similarly, the ‘Ruban’ — ribbon — one of Chanel’s most distinct trademarks, features a delicate ribbon of 18-carat beige gold and diamonds wrapped daintily around the wrist and finger for an elegant yet graceful bracelet and ring. And the exuberant icon of the sun, the ‘Soleil de Chanel’, adorns a transformable necklace and ring. The ring comes in two radiant halves in a work of pure genius, and can be worn together as one brilliant sun, or worn separately as two halves of the sun. The pendant of the dual-chained necklace can also be removed to create an additional brooch. 

The collection of icons is completed with the newest addition to the house’s icons, the Lion – ‘Sous le Signe du Lion’ – Chanel’s own astrological sign, in an 18-carat gold and diamond brooch imbuing all the power and poise of Mademoiselle herself. 

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