Behind the screens with Chanel's Coromandel high jewels

Gabrielle Chanel's passion for the opulently Chinese lacquer screens that decorated her apartment are the inspiration behind the Coromandel high jewels. 

  • Asian motifs in gold, platninum, diamonds and mother-of-pearl form a stylised landscape seen from afar in this bib style Horizon Lointain necklace with a 6-carat central diamond by Chanel Fine Jewelry. 
  • The patterns from the coromandels or Chinese lacquer screens found in Gabrielle Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment are evident in the Vibration Minerale bracelet with green and blue lacquer, mother–of-pearl and diamonds. Chanel Fine Jewelry. 
  • A miniature Chinese floral scene is created in blackened gold open-work and set with white and brownish diamonds, pink sapphires, tsavorites and black spinels. Chanel Coromandel Calligraphie Florale cuff bracelet by Chanel Fine Jewelry.
  • Stylised Chinese flowers in mother-of-pearl are surrounded by diamond blooms in this delicate Coromandel Fleur de Nacre bracelet by Chanel Fine Jewelry that sits lightly on the wrist.
  • Pearls take on a new life in the Coromandel  Fleur de Laque necklace thanks to the five gold elements delicately decorated with black lacquer, diamond and mother of pearl with Chinese floral motifs by Chanel Fine Jewelry.
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  • Solange Azaufy-Partridge Orange Pink Scribbles ring

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