Chanel High Jewellery: 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures

Rouge Incandescent Necklace. IMAGE: CHANEL

Rouge Incandescent Necklace. IMAGE: CHANEL

If there’s a flower that has come to symbolise the house of Chanel, the camellia would be it. Gabrielle Chanel grew fond of its allure, a flower with petals that come in perfect symmetry, with no fragrance nor thorns. And it become her emblem of choice, worn like a jewel on her black dress or signature jacket.

Camélia Treasure Box. IMAGE: CHANEL

It is then only apt that the French luxury house has dedicated 53 pieces in its latest high jewellery collection, the 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures, to the emblematic flower. The extensive collection comprises of bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, timepieces and even a precious one-of-a-kind Camélia Treasure Box that comes decorated with white gold, mother of pearl and the unique watermelon tourmaline. The magic and beauty of the collection does not lie solely in the dazzling diamonds and precious stones (that in itself is a given) but also in the fact that 26 of these pieces can be transformed, giving you the freedom to wear them as you please.

As Mademoiselle Chanel always believed that her creations are ‘neither an accessory nor an ornament’, so are these jewellery pieces that can be detached and taken apart to your needs, offering the freedom to be worn in a number of ways.

Cristal Illusion Necklace. IMAGE: CHANEL

Key jewellery pieces include the Cristal Illusion Necklace that comes with a detachable camellia motif, one that can be removed and worn as a brooch along with the necklace, or worn together for the full effect.

Rouge Tentation Ring. IMAGE: CHANEL

Rouge Tentation Ring. IMAGE: CHANEL

Then there’s the Rouge Tentation Ring with diamond petals that can be removed to reveal a spinel ring within. Said petals can then be attached to an accompanying pink gold and diamond camélia brooch and worn on your lapel for an oversized effect. Wear it like an oversized ring or transform it into an oversized brooch, the choice is yours.

Contraste Blanc Ring. IMAGE: CHANEL

Another stunner? The Contraste Blanc Ring which comes with a precious emerald-cut diamond that contrasts beautifully alongside a diamond-encrusted white gold camélia – truly a juxtaposition of masculinity and femininity, the hard and the soft, the ying and the yang.

One of the stars of the collection, the Rouge Incandescent Necklace (shown above), comes with diamond encrusted chains that’s guaranteed to make you the star of any social setting. It goes without saying that the camellia motif encrusted with a giant red ruby can be detached and worn as a brooch, revealing an openwork camellia motif on the necklace that’s finished just as beautifully. A true stunner, the intricate piece highlights the transformative power of the 1.5 1 Camélia 5 Allures collection, with a single piece that can be transformed a number of ways.

What’s interesting is also the hues of pink and red seen throughout pieces of the collection, such as the carved pink quartz, diamonds, pink sapphires, rose gold and rubies, are in fact inspired by the natural colours (along with white) of camellias in general. A beautiful selection that focuses on the extreme simplicity of the camellia, and a step up from the Jardins de Camélia collection back in 2013, the 1.5 1 Camélia 5 Allures is truly like no other. #CHANELHighJewellery #1Camelia5Allures #CHANELCamelia

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