Jewelry & Watchmaking

Signature de Chanel, the new High Jewellery collection

Mar 31, 2016 | Parisian Eye
“Signature de Saphir” necklace in 18K white gold set with diamonds and a cushion-cut
sapphire. 

It is one of my favorite highlights of the Paris Couture Week: Chanel‘s much anticipated unveiling of their new High Jewelry collection. And this season’s collection is, again, a tremendous success. 
Called “Signature de CHANEL”, it is the first High Jewellery
collection entirely dedicated to the iconic quilted pattern.

Inspired by the equestrian world dear to Gabrielle Chanel
and especially by the jackets the stable boys wore on around the racetracks,
the quilted pattern became an essential element in Mademoiselle Chanel’s
creative world. When stitched, the quilted pattern always keeps its shape; this
allowed Gabrielle Chanel to use supple materials like jersey, lambskin and silk
to give body, volume and solidity to the iconic 2.55 bag.
“Signature Ultime” bracelet in 18K white gold set with a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond, 265
square-cut sapphires for a total weight of 66 carats and 221 brilliant-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 7.7 carats. 

“Elegance is line,” Mademoiselle Chanel loved
to say when giving greater fluidity and freedom to her silhouettes. The
geometry of the forty-eight new pieces designed by the CHANEL Fine Jewellery
Creative Studio are a variation on the quilted pattern and pay tribute to that
inspiration. Graphic and refined, they express the purity of line and the
perfection in simplicity that characterise the style of Chanel.
“Signature Ultime” ring in 18K white gold set with a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond and 90
brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 2.4 carats. “Signature Surpiquée” bracelet in
18K white gold set with 365 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 13.1 carats. 

Consisting of curves and volumes, the design lends itself
to the most varied combinations. Multiplying, it spins its web over the entire
surface of the jewellery piece transforming it into a tactile material. Fluid,
the “Signature de CHANEL” collection follows the body’s every movement.
Sensual and flexible, they wrap around the neck, fingers or wrist.
“Signature Surpiquée” necklace in 18K white gold set with 293 brilliant-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 8.9 carats. 

Solitary, the curved square of the quilting reveals the
delicacy of its contours paved with diamonds. Only the azure blue sapphires and
aquamarines add a touch of contrast here and there to the luminous brightness
of the white gold and diamonds. Pearls, grey mother-of-pearl marquetry and rock
crystal complete the collection in variations on the same theme.

Enjoy this selection of my favorite pieces from Signature de Chanel ! 

“Signature Duo” bracelet in 18K white gold set with 2 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 2 carats and 1178 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 26.6 carats.
“Signature White Tie” earrings in 18K white gold set with 2 cushion-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 1 carat and 116 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3.3 carats.
“Signature White Tie” watch in 18K white gold set with 301 brilliant-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 7.7 carats and carved mother-of-pearl. 
“Signature Duo” earrings in 18K white gold set with 82 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 4.5 carats. “Signature Ultime” ring in 18K white gold set with a 6-carat cushion-
cut diamond and 195 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 4.5 carats. “Signature
Surpiquée” necklace in 18K white gold set with 728 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 34.2 carats. 
“Signature de Perles” necklace in 18K white gold set with a 3.4-carat emerald-cut
diamond, 717 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 38.22 carats and Japanese
cultured pearls. 
“Signature de Perles” necklace in 18K white gold set with a 3.4-carat emerald-cut
diamond, 717 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 38.22 carats and Japanese
cultured pearls. 
“Signature de Perles” earrings in 18K white gold set with 160 brilliant-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 7.9 carats and 2 Japanese cultured pearls. “Signature de Perles” ring in
18K white gold set with a 3-carat emerald-cut diamond and 162 brilliant-cut diamonds for
a total weight of 2.8 carats. “Signature Duo” watch in 18K white gold set with 668 brilliant-
cut diamonds for a total weight of 13.5 carats. Quartz movement. 
“Signature de Nacre” cuff in 18K white gold set with 496 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 20.3 carats and carved mother-of-pearl.

“Signature Dangling” necklace in 18K white gold set with 195 brilliant-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 18.4 carats. 
“Signature d’Or” bracelet in 18K yellow gold set with 1054 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 43.3 carats. 
“Signature Cocoon” necklace in 18K white gold set with a 1.5-carat brilliant-cut diamond,
652 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 16.7 carats and carved rock crystal. 
“Signature Ulitme” necklace in 18K white gold set with a 1.5-carat brilliant-cut diamond
and 364 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 25.42 carats. “Signature de Saphir”
earrings in 18K white gold set with 2 cushion-cut sapphires for a total weight of 12.8
carats, 26 square-cut diamonds for a total weight of 2 carats, 158 brilliant-cut diamonds
for a total weight of 4.5 carats and 2 triangle-cut diamonds. 
“Signature de Saphir” bracelet in 18K white gold set with a 10-carat cushion-cut sapphire,
42 square-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3.2 carats, 24 baguette-cut diamonds for a
total weight of 1.4 carat and 582 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 10.6 carats. 

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