Chanel, one of the most famous haute couture fashion houses, was founded by Coco Chanel and is now owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer, the grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, the early Chanel partner.
Specialized in creating luxury goods (haute couture, ready-to-wear, handbags, perfumery, cosmetics and jewelry), Chanel may as well be considered a complete brand. The House of Chanel offers luxurious and tasteful accessories no matter if you are searching for clothing, watches, bags or jewelry.
Because of the exquisite products and the great success the House of Chanel gained over the years, celebrities were a must in promoting the brand. Names such as Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley or Marilyn Monroe were partly responsible for that success. Marilyn Monroe for example, became the image of the famous Chanel No. 5 in the 1950s and, after more than 50 years, because of the huge popularity of the actress, the stunning fragrance is still associated with her image.
The 1930s were very competitive for the House of Chanel. Fashion was beginning to improve and talented designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli began to appear. The answer came in 1932 when Coco Chanel added jewelry to her wonderful, exquisite creations. The incredibly talented designer premiered an exhibition in 1932 that was specially dedicated to the diamond and several pieces such as the “Comète” or the “Fountain” necklaces stunned the audience, proving once again no competitor can reach the unique style of Coco Chanel. The beauty of the necklaces and the classic air made possible re-introducing them in 1993.
The amazing “Comète” necklace is nothing but breath taking, an exquisite show in which diamonds and inspiration can turn any woman into a glowing star. The massive amount of diamonds set on a precious white gold setting boasting 18 carats.
“Comète”, just as the name suggests, is inspired by the eternal universe brought in comparison whit the “timeless and eternally modern” of Coco Chanel’s creations. The necklace is set on a massive and beautiful white gold setting that allows the beholder to wear it around the neck without it being an actual chain.
The main attraction of the necklace is the five-edge star embellished with diamonds. From it, two delicate ribbons embrace the neck and as they reach the end are transformed in three separate baguettes made all of white gold and precious brilliant cut diamonds.
Asymmetry is what makes the “Comète” necklace so modern even after more than half of century. Its timeless design will definitely steel the spotlight while the star motif brings an air of what the House of Chanel is famous for: timeless, luxurious elegance.