If there is one absolutely wonderful thing about Chanel, it is its ability to seduce me with each collection. Beyond that, it’s also a joy for me to discover two collections a year (plus occasional product launches) that are perfectly made, with a mastered aesthetic and high quality materials. So, at a time when Pantone has just defined the colour violet for the year, the house offers us a luminous, warm and sunny collection where yellows, oranges and orange-reds are present everywhere. In this month of January, it declines a little more the theme of the lion in this new opus that I had the pleasure to discover among the first ones on Friday, January 19th, as a preview to the fashion week that is coming.
Passionate” cuff in 750 yellow gold set with an orange topaz, a round cut diamond and brilliant cut diamonds. Photo: Chanel Joaillerie
With “L’esprit du lion”, the house lifts the veil on 53 pieces in white and yellow gold (11 sets), diamonds, imperial topazes, fancy sapphires, coloured diamonds, spessartite garnets and heliodores. This time, the studio of the house went for yellow diamonds such as a Fancy Intense yellow of 30.19 carats, brown diamonds slightly amber weighing 4.20, 2.17 or 1.92 carats, yellow beryls for several hundreds of carats with sizes voluntarily wanted specific and on works. Rarer and more daring choices of stones that can only delight lovers of gems and of the house. This collection is also intended as an extension of the one unveiled in 2013, “Under the sign of the lion”, which had already offered some surprising pieces such as these rings featuring lions sculpted in rock crystal or lapis lazuli.
This lion invites you to follow him on his lands bathed in light and crushed by heat. I can only encourage you to do so! It would be a shame to miss this journey…
Protective” necklace in 750 white gold set with a 4.20-carat emerald-cut brown diamond, 57 brown diamonds and 1160 brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo: Chanel Joaillerie
Brilliant” earrings in yellow and white gold 750 set with 10 round cut spessartite garnets, 60 round cut yellow sapphires, Japanese cultured pearls, 16 brown diamonds and 569 diamonds. Photo : Chanel Joaillerie
Dazzling” bracelet in 750 yellow gold set with 15 oval-cut yellow beryls for a total weight of 31.65 carats and 220 brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo : Chanel Joaillerie
Protective” ring in 750 white gold set with a 1.92-carat emerald-cut brown diamond, 14 fancy-cut brown diamonds and 306 brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo : Chanel Joaillerie
Dazzling” necklace in 750 yellow gold set with 32 oval-cut yellow beryls for a total weight of 111.18 carats and 454 brilliant-cut diamonds.
LES ÉTERNELLES by CHANEL, L’ESPRIT DU LION BÉRYL SECRET watch in 750 white gold set with 37.41 carats of sculpted yellow beryl and 541 brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo : Chanel
Legendary” transformable necklace, in white gold, 750 yellow gold set with more than 1,200 diamonds and a 30.19 carat cushion-cut fancy intense yellow diamond. Photo : Chanel Joaillerie
Passionate” earrings in yellow gold 750 set with 2 orange topazes, fancy cut sapphires and brilliant cut diamonds. Photo : Chanel Joaillerie
See you soon!