The famous French luxury brand returns to its classics, with a jewelry collection inspired by the year 1932.
A pair of 18 ct white-gold contemporary earrings featuring three round-cut diamonds in a closed setting with ornate filaments, signed and numbered by Chanel, will be up for sale at Valorum in Geneva on September 19 (CHF 30,000/50,000). In the Art Deco spirit of 1932, a cascade of diamonds was mounted in a fluid setting, the better to adorn the body. Why 1932? That was the French luxury brand’s year of the diamond: at the request of the Union des diamantaires (Union of Diamond Dealers), a trade group hard hit by the Great Depression, Gabrielle Chanel included the precious stones in her light, sparkling jewelry to “shower women in constellations.”