Friday, May 23, 2014
Chanel is known for its luxury fashion wear and perfume collection. But did you know it also makes jewelry? In 1953, the Chanel House approached jeweler Robert Goossens to create a line of long-strand black and white pearl necklaces to complement the knitted-wool Chanel style. The pearls were meant to soften the flamboyant Chanel skirts and cardigan suits. Chanel would expand its jewelry collection to include bracelets, rings, earrings and head jewels. The last exudes the unique Chanel French provincial innocence, as displayed by the Camelia Galbe Head Jewel. It’s set in 18k white gold featuring diamonds and black ceramic. The head jewel conveys a thirties-era air and complements a formal casual wear. It is highlighted by floral accents to ad that distinct Chanel feminine touch.
Chanel is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.