Iconic Comets

Chanel’s high jewelry Collection 1932 represents a journey beyond time and space, where the movement of the planets and the kinetics of the stars are observed.
Words // Zelda Grant | December 25, 2022 | Luxury

Ninety years ago, style leader Gabrielle Chanel created Bijoux De Diamants, the fashion house’s first high jewelry collection. In what was, at the time, an audacious approach by this visionary designer, she applied the principles of haute couture to the pieces — yellow and white diamonds enhanced by the greatest simplicity, designed to accentuate the movements of the body and the allure of a woman. Now, nearly a century after the debut of that first high jewelry collection, Patrice Leguereau, Director of Chanel Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, draws inspiration from her timeless pieces to tell a new tale, while preserving the celestial theme, the purity of the lines and the freedom of the body. Each piece embodies the traditional French savoir-faire process, made entirely by hand;