A Fine Diamond 'Comète' Necklace, by Chanel,

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Lot 661
A Fine Diamond 'Comète' Necklace,
by Chanel, circa 1995

HK$ 1,600,000 - 2,300,000
US$ 210,000 - 300,000
A Fine Diamond 'Comète' Necklace, by Chanel, circa 1995
Designed as a 'shooting star', centrally set with a brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 4.25 carats, with similarly cut diamond points radiating out from the centre, the three row torque necklace transitioning to a six row spray at the front, entirely set with graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, remaining diamonds 68.90 carats total, signed Chanel, numbered, inner diameter 30.4cm (flexible), original case

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by an HRD report stating that the 4.25 carat diamond is G colour and VS1 clarity. Report number 931478803, dated 15 December 1993.

    Accompanied by a Chanel certificate from the 3333 Bristol St Suite 1500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 boutique, stating that the 4.25 carat diamond is G colour and VS1 clarity; the 4.05 carat diamond is F/G colour and VSS clarity; and the remaining, 64.85 carats total, diamonds are F/G colour and VSS clarity. Model number J0116, individual number 7B14, dated April 2018.

    Accompanied by a Chanel certificate of authenticity from the 3333 Bristol St Suite 1500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 boutique. Model number J0116, individual number 7B14, dated 29 May 1997.

    4.25克拉天然G色VS1淨度鑽石配鑽石'Comete'項鏈,香奈兒,約1995年代
    其餘鑽石共重68.90克拉,項鏈內徑30.4厘米,附HRD證書,香奈兒證書及原裝盒

    Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel established her first clothing store in Paris in 1909, with the famous 21 rue Cambon address opening one year later and it wasn't until 1932 that her first ever high jewellery collection debuted.

    Entitled "Bijoux de Diamants" this collection was launched with characteristic audacity at her private residence on 29 Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré during the Great Depression and with resounding success. Quoted at the time as saying that in those times of austerity, she was seeking authenticity and true value by using diamonds and platinum, she broke further with tradition by displaying her creations on mannequins and wax models, where previously flat trays had been the standard.

    The iconic headline necklace from this 1932 collection was the Comète. Crafted in platinum it has no clasp – Chanel disliked clasps on necklaces - hugging the contours of the neck with the diamond tails dramatically illuminating the decolleté.

    Chanel's fascination with the comets and stars has been attributed by many to one particular corridor she would walk along as a child that was paved with geometric patterns and stars, while Chanel herself said she "wanted to cover women with constellations. Stars! Stars of all sizes..."

    Crafted in platinum and with the same 6 diamond tails, this necklace mirrors the original 1932 version showing on this page.

    可可•香奈兒(Gabrielle"Coco"Chanel)於1909年在巴黎著名的康邦街21號開設了她的 第一家服裝店,直到1932年才推出了她的首個高級珠寶系列。

    於大蕭條期間,香奈兒憑着無畏的精神在29 Rue du Faubourg St Honoré的私人住宅中推出 了名為"Bijoux de Diamants"的系列作品,此舉大胆創新卻非常成功,當時社會的風氣都以 簡樸為主, 而她卻使用鑽石和鉑金來尋求真正珠寶的原本價值,她棄用托盤而改用人體模特兒 及蠟模來展示她的創作,再一次打破傳統的框框。

    彗星(Comète)項鍊是當時1932年系列的標誌性亮點, 採用鉑金及並沒有任何扣環, 因為香奈 兒不喜歡項鍊上有釦子, 她認為項鍊垂下来 的鑽石彗星尾巴能突出女性頸部線條,增加美感。

    許多人說香奈兒之所以迷戀彗星和星星, 是源於她小時侯會想走過的一條鋪滿幾何圖形和星星 的特別走廄, 而香奈兒本人則表示"想用星星覆蓋女人, 星星, 各種大小的星星......"

    這條項鍊採用鉑金製成,飾以六條相同的鑽石的彗星尾巴,再現了1932年的原創版本。
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