“Girls’ best friends are diamonds”. Indeed, they are. Any girl would agree that wearing diamonds and precious jewelry makes a woman feel appreciated, fine and unique. And as long as we are superstitious creatures to some extent, we believe that certain signs and symbols can bring us good luck and protection. Our most loved Gabrielle Chanel used to believe in the same idea, that is why the famed French luxury design house has released its latest jewelry collection named Les Talismans de Chanel under the inspiration of that moto. We have known Chanel jewelry for its lucky charms, talismans and other symbolic pieces. The new collection consisting of 50 pieces divided into 11 themes including high-end necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets that combine symbolism and luxurious grandeur of jewelry.
The main symbol motif of the Les Talismans de Chanel jewelry collection is quatrefoil pattern, which has multiple positive significations in different cultures and religions – the four evangelists in Christianity, four ends of the earth in Native American culture as well as good luck, harmony, symmetry and strength. Many of the precious stone and diamond-encrusted designs are inspired by mythical and natural totems and charms made in distinct quatrefoil pattern. The collection covers combinations of Japanese cultured pearls, sapphires, multi-colored lacquer and enamel as well as the unprecedented splendor of diamonds creating a desirable line of fine jewelry. The “Magnétique” line includes incredible pieces made of 18k yellow gold, oval brilliant cut diamonds and cabochon cut crystals. In the line “Envoûtante” there are amazing mixes of briolette, fantastic, brilliant and rose cut diamonds in 18k white gold. A fine, fancy bracelet, a necklace, a ring and two pairs of earrings of white gold and brilliant cut diamonds are found in “Secrète” theme line. You can find exquisite blends of red spinels, orange topazes, yellow sapphires, brilliant, pear square, cushion and baguette cut diamonds in 18k yellow and white gold in “Attirante” line of the collection. Other themes of the Talismans de Chanel collection are the lines of “Mystérieuse”, “Solaire”, “Fascinante”, “Charismatique”, “Hypnotique”, “Particulière” and “Les Talismans de Madmoiselle”.
Looking through the beauteous items of the collection one feels the warm radiance, grandeur and fleshpot that shines through the mystic pages of the lookbook. One thing that is right for sure is that the whole collection is waved with myths and magic. These jewels are so amazing that they will make any woman the shining star of any party catching sights on every step she takes. Though haute couture designs, these pieces might enchant the owner so strongly that they would easily wear them quite often on a daily basis instead of only formal occasions.
After the alluring Paris Fashion Week, where we were jaw-dropped by the stunning pieces of Chanel Couture fall 2015 collection, we are now left speechless. A better continuation to those fine garments than these pieces of symbolic jewelry could hardly ever be found. Chanel never gets tired of reconquering the fashion world with its unimaginable creations and this new collection is one brilliant proof. Now we can say that better than this fine line of diamond-encrusted gold gems can be only two of them!
Photos courtesy of Chanel