Animal instinct: Chanel’s 'L’esprit Du Lion' High Jewellery collection looked to lion motifs in Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment, like a marble carving on a table or a wooden sculpture sitting on a fireplace. This ‘Eternal’ necklace (left), nods to the longstanding symbol of the lion in Chanel's visual history, and the mythical symbol of Gabrielle Chanel’s Leo starsign, with varying circles of diamond encrusted white gold chain, connected by a regal lion’s head. This ‘Brilliant’ ring (right), features lengths of diamond-encrusted chain bands of cultured pearls, yellow sapphires and spessartine garnets. The yellow gold also adds a glimmer of decadent eighties excess.
Word play: Swiss jeweller Suzanne Syz sublimely balances the high and the low in her designs, experimenting with everyday symbols like Lifesaver sweets and lightbulbs. In a pop art homage, the designer experimented with words and punctuation in her latest high jewellery collection. These 'No’ earrings, in bulgy and cartoonish sans-serif lettering have been crafted from aluminium used in the automobile industry. The metal has been punctured with 59 diamonds, a technique inspired by industrial processes.
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