Liquid luxury: Chanel’s Jewellery Eternal Collection No. 5

Chanel marks the 100th anniversary of the iconic fragrance with the Collection No.5 of fine jewellery.

Chanel No5 Eternal earrings on model long

The number 5 and perfume drops are the only two motifs in Chanel’s new no.5  Eternal Jewellery Collection crafted in diamonds and white gold. The jewels are inspired by the famous fragrance created by Mademoiselle Chanel in 1921 and celebrate a centenary of success of perhaps the most famous perfume in the world.

Eternal No5 necklace by Chanel
The Eternal No5 diamond necklace by Chanel is adjustable and can be worn short or long. 

Surprisingly, the digit 5 perfectly lends itself to jewellery thanks to its pleasing combination of vertical and round forms.  Although Gabrielle Chanel did not use the number 5 herself in jewels, she was instinctively attracted to the force and versatility of its incongruous form. The number 5 was the superstitious designer’s lucky number, which is why she chose it as the name for her first perfume. And it looks like luck was on her side as the scent reaches its 100th anniversary and lies at the core of the success of the maison.

Chanel has also launched the No 5 high jewellery collection based around the same fragrance of one-of-a-kind jewels featuring the famous fragrance bottle, its stopper and its olfactory make-up. 

Eternal No5 ring by Chanel
The Eternal No5 ring by Chanel unites the perfume and jewellery sides of the Parisian couture house and is based on Mademoiselle Chanel's superstitious fixation with her lucky number 5.

Simple yet striking, all the Collection No.5 jewels feature the number that cradles a diamond in the curve of its belly. Brilliant-cut and pear-cut diamonds represent drops of fragrance that cascade from earrings and necklaces in a shower of dazzling light.

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The graphic force of the number 5 is most evident in the ring where it is set with diamonds and lies flush in a smooth band of gold. Minimal yet opulent, the impact is enhanced by the sizeable diamond that floats at its centre. The mood is young and carefree, as easy to wear as a splash of perfume that lingers on the skin with a glistening lightness.

 

 

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