'The most sought after collection at the moment' is how Chanel introduces its new collection of fine jewellery, with a play on the notion apparent in its chic wanted poster collateral.
With its smooth ceramics, signature shapes and luxurious curves there is little doubt that 'wanted' is what the Camélia Galbé collection – translated literally as 'silhouette of the Camellia' – will be on its debut in the Middle East region, based on Coco's favourite bloom.
As the legend goes, Mademoiselle Chanel developed a fondness for camellias from the moment she was first given a bouquet by Boy Capel, often cited as her muse. The flower is featured throughout the label – from Haute Couture and ready-to-wear to shoes and accessories, beauty and fragrance. Above all it is integral to Chanel's fine jewellery range, with a new interpretation created each year.
With 12 monochrome pieces that include rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants - and notably, headbands - each set in white gold and embellished with diamonds.