French Vogue highlights some Treasures of Place Vendôme, one of which is this gorgeous brooch from Chanel’s Jardin de Camélias collection.
“As surprising as it may seem, this collection marks the first time that Chanel has used Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite flower, the camellia, for its fine jewelry. Previously spotted on rings and on iconic pearl necklaces from other collections, the flower is in full bloom in the new Jardin de Camélias fine jewelry line. In the skillful hands of the Chanel Joaillerie craftsmen, the camellia is incorporated into 90 pieces in Chanel’s signature black and white palette, engraved in gold, covered in a blanket of diamonds, studded with black diamonds or speckled with a dusting of onyx and pearl. The highlight of the collection is this Camélia Coromandel brooch, which unites two of Coco Chanel’s favorite motifs, the camellia and the singing birds that adorned the Chinese screens in her suite at the Ritz. The brooch’s black enamel provides the perfect backdrop for the 4.3 carat yellow cushion-cut diamond to shine.”