The “L’espirit du Lion” High Jewellery collection expresses the full strength and expertise of Chanel Fine Jewellery.
Heart of a Leo
Making its first appearance in 2012 into the world of Chanel High Jewellery, the lion is deeply rooted in the symbolic language of Mademoiselle Chanel, and continues to inspire the creations of the House. In 2013, the “SOUS LE SIGNE DU LION” High Jewelry collection paid homage to Gabrielle Chanel’s zodiac sign and her beloved city, Venice.
In 2018, “L’ESPRIT DU LION” begins a new era with 53 High Jewellery pieces inspired by the lion found in Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. Carved in gilt bronze or marble and perched on a table, or in sculpted wood seated on the ledge of a fireplace, the lion is there – , the conquererconqueror, his paw resting upon the world.
The lion represents the ever-free desire and inner spark with which Gabrielle Chanel lived her life.
In this collection, a chain is paired with the lion to enhance its power and emphasize its authority.
Adorning multi-chain necklaces, open bracelets and chokers, the majestic lion resonates from jewelry sets crafted in yellow or white gold, watching over diamonds, sapphires, beryls and imperial topazes.
The “L’ESPRIT DU LION” High Jewelry collection expresses the full strength and expertise of Chanel Fine Jewellery.