The collection also includes the first jewel to be produced in Chanel’s very own high jewellery ateliers, which opened last year. The ‘Lion Royal’ in platinum, white gold and diamonds is the star creation among the new ‘Sous le Signe du Lion’ jewels. The transformable necklace is entirely set with diamonds and can be worn as a sautoir or a shorter necklace. Its lion’s head motif can also be detached and worn as a brooch. A pair of pendant earrings share the same theme. Always strong, the lion leaps across cuff bracelets, wraps around rings and snarls protectively, a diamond under its claws.
CHANEL’s ‘Lion Céleste’ brooch in white gold and diamonds represents the lion of Venice found in Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment, with its paw posed on a globe of the world.
A mosaic-style brooch set in white gold with diamonds by CHANEL
CHANEL’s ‘Lion Rugissant’ ring features a lion ready to pounce interpreted in white gold, onyx and diamonds.
Sous le Signe du Lion collection earrings by CHANEL
Sous le Signe du Lion collection pendant-broch by CHANEL
CHANEL’s ‘Lion Royal’ necklace in platinum, white gold and diamonds is the star of the collection
CHANEL has manipulated the lion motif to feature in every piece of its new ‘Sous le Signe du Lion’ collection, including this outsized diamond bracelet.
CHANEL’s ‘Lion Royal’ necklace in platinum, white gold and diamonds
CHANEL’s mosaic-style necklace is set entirely with diamonds and also features an almost hidden lion motif
Photos by The Jewellery Editor.