Prestige (Singapore)



Mademoisel­le Chanel created the very first high jewellery collection in history in 1932, and it was unlike anything made by the jewellers of that era. Bijoux de Diamants was an expression of a personal style vocabulary and innovative ideas, in which the principles of haute couture were applied to high jewellery. Today, 90 years after the collection’s debut, the Chanel Jewelry Creation Studio has drawn from the modernity of Bijoux de Diamants to create a new story. The 1932 collection gives pride of place to coloured stones, and comprises 77 phenomenal creations, 12 of which are transforma­ble. Imagine this: opals as dense as a galaxy, sapphires as blue as night, diamonds as yellow as the sun, and tanzanites the colour of the skies. Honouring the original pieces created by Gabrielle Chanel, who wanted to swathe women in constellat­ions, this transforma­ble Allure Céleste necklace takes the wearer on a journey into the light that emanates from the stars. Set among roundcut diamonds is a magnificen­t 55.55-carat oval sapphire of a deep, intense blue, and an 8.05-carat pear-cut diamond that radiates with extraordin­ary brilliance. The halos on this signature creation detach to become brooches, while the central row of diamonds converts into a bracelet, transformi­ng the necklace into a shorter version.

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