Chanel is known for timeless, elegant fashion. Even an untrained eye can pick a Chanel suit out from the crowd. Coco Chanel’s simple suits became the perfect backdrop for bold jewelry. She herself frequently wore multiple strands of pearls and paired fine jewelry with costume jewelry. Today, the fashion house produces incredibly made high jewelry that still makes the same dramatic impact as the pieces Coco released in the 1920s. Their fine jewelry collections are just as beautiful as the brand’s classic fashions. Chanel’s 2017 High Jewelry collection is a stunning example of luxury brands blending their own aesthetic with modern style.
This newest collection, the “Flying Cloud” collection, features nautical-inspired pieces which sailing motifs worked into the design. The collection’s name pays homage to the luxury yacht owned by the second Duke of Westminister, Hugh Grosvenor. Grosvenor was a prominent figure in Coco Chanel’s life, and even though the affair did not end well, he had a marked influence on her life. This collection celebrates the aesthetic of time spent on a luxury yacht.
Whether you are sailing through the waters of the Mediterranean or attending a lavish gala, this sailing-inspired collection will remind you of a wonderful night spent sailing, no matter where you are. Owning a piece of this collection is rare as production is limited. Many of us, therefore, will have to admire from afar. Those lucky few to own a precious piece will most likely enjoy it for years to come. Want a peek into just what the collection holds? We have picked a few of our favorite pieces below.
The first half of the Flying Cloud collection, called Precious Float, incorporates pieces accented with lapis lazuli, diamonds, and pearls. These pieces all draw inspiration from the items found on a luxury sailing yacht: life preservers, anchors, compasses and also sails. This part of the collection even includes pieces reminiscent of the tattoos sailors acquire on their travels.
The second half of the collection draws its inspiration from the fashions worn for a day of sailing. Nautical blue stripes of sapphires adorn some pieces, while gold chains twisted to mimic the braids found on officers’ uniforms accent others.
Perhaps the most stunning piece in the entire collection is the Endless Knot necklace created by master craftsmen. This magnificent necklace takes the form of a knotted rope made of white gold and diamonds. Definitely a piece to wear on a luxury yacht while sailing over open waters. Don’t you agree?
The pieces in this collection are as elusive as they are lovely. Eager buyers have already purchased most of the pieces. If you are still on the hunt for beautiful jewelry inspired by the sea, read this post for more information. Were you one of the very lucky few who snagged a piece from this collection? Please let us know in the comments below or tag us in a picture on social media! We have our favorites but want to see which you loved enough to purchase.