I’ve shown you part of this collection before – these pieces are a little bit different. They’re colorless, for the most part, and are as sleek, sophisticated, and streamlined as the Camélia Origami suite was is exuberant and playful.
Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby present to you the Chanel Collier Camélia Ganse. I think this necklace is basically perfect. The color scheme and the overall simplicity of the design are an homage to the House of Chanel’s Art Deco origins while the fluidly modern lines of the stylized leaves and flowers are all contemporary.
This necklace would be a perfect accessory for any number of ensembles – in my head, am wearing it to glamorous cocktail events with this bright Kate Ermilio. I can also picture it adorning a richly-hued gown on a red carpet, dangling over my bathrobe as I read trashy books on my couch…the possibilities are infinite.
This is the Camélia Coromandel brooch. How spectacularly beautiful is that piece? It’s understated and yet not at all simple. It looks like an embroidered bit of fabric, but it’s all set out in diamonds.
And not small diamonds, either: this brooch is set a 4.3 carat cushion-cut yellow diamond, 324 brilliant-cut diamonds (6.8 carats), 37 pear-cut diamonds (4.7 carats), 3 marquise-cut yellow diamonds (1 carat) and 65 brilliant-cut yellow diamonds. The brooch itself is composed of white and yellow gold.
And finally, the Ruban de Camélia ring. This piece is an interesting riff on the black and white flower theme; it’s simple and light in terms of lines and color, but the weight is very different. It’s chunky. Not overly so – it’s still elegant, but it’s a much more substantial-feeling piece than the others we’ve looked at so far. Just look at the necklace at the beginning of this post. It’s elaborate, but still looks like it could float. This ring is much more solid.
All images and info in this post are thanks to The Jewellery Editor.