For a century Chanel No.5 has been the house’s signature scent. To commemorate the occasion a necklace was crafted with a D flawless emerald cut, octogonal diamond, that evokes the shape of the scent’s signature bottle — cut to weigh exactly 55.55 carats.
The D flawless diamond is surrounded by 104 round diamonds and 42 baguette diamonds. The necklace re-creates the profile of the perfume bottle stopper and the bottle’s shape, before spilling into a cascade of pear-sharped diamonds of varying sizes, lending an abstract style to the piece.
“For Chanel, the design and production of this necklace represents a decisive and major step in the history of fine jewelry. By joining our Patrimoine at 18 Place Vendôme rather than being sold, this necklace will forever bear witness to this chapter in the history of Chanel fine jewelry,” said Frédéric Grangié, Chanel watches and jewelry president.
The perfume was concocted in 1921 by Ernest Beaux and Gabrielle Chanel. The designer made her foray into high jewelry 11 years later, with a collection of platinum and gold diamonds, called “Bijoux de Diamants.” With the 55.55 necklace, the house is wants to bridge the two milestones.
In addition to the necklace, the house has built a collection of 123 pieces drawing on inspiration from the perfume.