The symbol of the lion has been an important one in the history of CHANEL, ever since Gabrielle Chanel –born under the sign of Leo – embraced the symbolism, drew inspiration from and identified with the qualities of the powerful animal.
Chanel 18k White Gold White & Black Diamond Ring circa 1932. The ring consist of 67 brilliant cut white & black diamonds whic diamonds E color VVS1 clarity. Hallmarks on the ring CHANEL 750 51 17R509. The weight of the ring 10.8 grams with a width of 25mm
One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style that was synonymous with modernity and chic. What is perhaps less well known is that the grande dame of twentieth-century fashion used platinum and diamonds to create an exceptional collection of the finest jewelry. This daring experiment is currently a new source of inspiration for Chanel, which through its fine jewelry department in the Place Vendme in Paris, is once again demonstrating the art of creating and wearing exceptional jewelry. The adventure is both classic and contemporary and perpetuates one of the greatest names of the century. This gorgeous Chanel ring is available at Fortrove Jewelry. Price:US $22,500.00
A tender green 5.7ct peridot captures the freshness of newly sprouted wheat in this ring from the new Les Blés de Chanel collection of jewelry. Called Les Brins de Printemps, the jewels evoke the first blades of greenery as the wheat begins its cycle of life. Les Blés de Chanel focuses on wheat, one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite motifs, from the first sprouts to the golden, fragrant fields of late summer. This ring is made from white gold and the peridots are enhanced with 59 brilliant-cut diamonds, two aquamarines and two green tourmalines.
This is a brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1928. At the height of Art Deco, it must have been an unusual design at the time to choose an orchid, which was one of the icons of the Art Nouveau period. The Art Deco features of this piece are the platinum setting with different cut diamonds: brilliant, pave, and baguette. The brooch is displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt.
A Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir. A magnificent double row necklace suspending a Maltese cross set with over 100 carats of diamond and superb South Sea pearls mounted in platinum, detachable to form various items. Commissioned 1967 Van Cleef & Arpels New York
Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels exemplifies the style of the 60″s decade. Pieces of this caliber are often designed to be used multiple ways. The necklace is comprised of smaller elements that make the piece more versatile. For example, the pendant can be detached and worn on a different chain or as a brooch. With over 90 carats of diamonds, the piece is a reminder of the 1960’s unabashed embrace of glamour.
Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s. Designed as a stylized ribbon tied spray, set with six principal pear-shaped diamonds, baguette, circular- and single-cut stones, mounted in platinum and white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and indistinct maker’s marks, inscribed ‘country of origin: France’.