Chanel's celebrates the allure of the star, moon and sun in Collection 1932

It draws inspiration from the maison's first high jewellery collection, Bijoux de Diamants.

The Collection 1932 includes 77 stunning pieces featuring celestial elements (All photos: Chanel)

It was in 1932 that Gabrielle Chanel unveiled the first and only High Jewellery collection. Called the Bijoux de Diamants, these pieces were not only a sight to behold but also presented the designer’s forward-thinking vision as she imagined jewellery without clasps, that could be adjusted and move freely. It celebrated femininity and style.

Drawing inspiration from this incredible moment in time and the original creations, the director of Chanel’s fine jewellery creative studio Patrice Leguéreau presents a new range that tells an interesting story with elements such as comets, stars and celestial symbols. “I wanted to return to the essence of 1932 and summarise the message in three symbols: the star, the moon and the sun. Each star shines with its own light,” he says.


Inspired by the allure of the stars, Bijoux de Diamants was designed to be worn freely in a brand-new way

The Collection 1932 includes 77 stunning pieces featuring celestial elements, which Chanel is no stranger to, as well as sparkling round diamonds that symbolise eternity. Drawing a new map of the sky, this range has circular swirls and shooting comets; even the moon, a play on the original crescent shape, takes centre stage. About 13 pieces in the series are transformable. The constellations and endless spirals give the wearer the opportunity to adorn herself in a way that suits her personal aesthetic.

The original high jewellery range may have been crafted predominantly with diamonds, but Collection 1932 celebrates different hues. Precious gems that colour this series are night-blue sapphires, vibrant yellow and blue diamonds, eye-catching opals, sensual red rubies, bright spinels and sky-blue tanzanites.


This article first appeared on Aug 8, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.


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