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Watches Jewellery Have a Blooming Beautiful Christmas With Chanel’s Camellia Jewellery

Have a Blooming Beautiful Christmas With Chanel’s Camellia Jewellery

Have a Blooming Beautiful Christmas With Chanel’s Camellia Jewellery
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
By Hong Kong Tatler
December 18, 2019
Chanel Focus
The camellia has long been synonymous with Chanel—and any piece from the house’s sparkling fine jewellery collection starring the iconic flower is certain to make for a dazzling Christmas gift

It was the camellia’s perfect purity that originally seduced Mademoiselle Coco Chanel; in contrast to the opulent rose, the flower is ravishingly simple, with no fragrance or thorns, and almost geometrically round petals that give it a flawless symmetry.

In France, the camellia was associated with androgynous dandies and courtesans, imbuing it with a transgressive spirit that saw it become known as the forbidden flower. Meanwhile, in Asian culture, the blossom traditionally symbolised longevity and purity.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Drawn in by its breathtaking appearance and multi-faceted meanings, Chanel adopted the flower as one of her emblems in 1913—and it would remain so throughout her lifetime, whether using the bloom as a decorative motif on the Chinese Coromandel screens found in her apartment, or wearing a white camellia like a jewel to contrast against her signature little black dress.

Decades on and the camellia remains inextricably linked to the fashion house, where it has been reincarnated in countless new creations over the years, and continues to effortlessly evoke Mademoiselle Chanel’s distinctive personality and style.

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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

No collection epitomises this more magically than Chanel’s camellia fine jewellery line—a glittering celebration of Mademoiselle’s favourite flower. Here, the bloom has been reinterpreted into an array of breathtaking bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, brooches and watches, in show-stopping pieces that seamlessly blend classic beauty and contemporary sophistication.

Each piece of jewellery is crafted from the finest materials, including sparkling diamonds and 18-karat yellow, pink and white gold. Delicate, feminine and refined, these striking pieces look stunning whether worn alone as a singular style statement or matched together for a brilliant blast of flower power. If you’re looking for an infinitely elegant Christmas gift, say it with flowers...Chanel’s camellias, of course.

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