The seeming simplicity of a masterpiece is sure proof of its grace. – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
Anyone familiar with the Chanel brand knows that the Camélia is one of the brands symbols because it was Coco Chanel’s favorite flower. It is said that she was drawn to the flower’s simplicity – with neither scent or thorns – the Camélia’s beauty lies in its perfect order of petals.
Chanel has long had fine jewelry collections featuring the Camélia – one of my favorites being the gorgeous time pieces. Now, Chanel introduces Camélia Ajouré – a new collection of striking fine jewelry – all with the Camélia motif.
The pieces in the collection feature rings, cuffs, necklaces and earrings in 18K white gold and 18K yellow gold. Some pieces are adorned with diamonds, while others in black onyx and white agate. The most striking pieces feature black and white diamonds – swoon! Most of the pieces are classical interpretations of the Camélia but there is one ring that is a bit more of an abstract design. One of my favorite designs is a “remix” of the infamous Chanel Comètes Necklace with a Camélia replacing the star and a singular diamond drop replacing the the 3 strands of diamonds.
All of the pieces are gorgeous but since they are fine jewelry they definitely don’t come cheap. For now, I’ll have to settle for the costume jewelry but I can dream can’t I?