“Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful”
– Coco Chanel
In the early 1930’s Chanel launched her first fine jewelry collection inspired by the constellations. These incredible designs included a fringe necklace that could also be worn as a tiara, a diamond brooch in the shape of a star, and the magnificent “Comete” necklace with a diamond star at one end and a cascade of diamonds at the other. While her clothing designs were known for their subtle palate, sleek look and lean silhouette, her taste in jewelry was bold and theatrical. For Chanel it was never just a single strand of pearls but multiple pearl sautoirs looped loosely around her neck. Chanel is famous for her admiration of pearls and combination with real and fake pearls and gemstones. She was often photographed wearing them.
Don’t forget in this case: More is more!
Streetstyle shooting with the photographer Rafael Souza.