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HomeArts & CultureExclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

The Fête des Moissons necklace is part of Les Blés de Chanel, a high-jewellery collection inspired by wheat, a symbol precious to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

Plaster casting is the first step in the assembling process, and it involves pouring the liquid metal alloy into a mould. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

The various sections of the necklace are then polished. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

The bezels are individually mounted by hand. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

Mounting for validation by the Creative Studio. The necklace has a 25-carat, yellow rectangular diamond with cut corners acts as the anchor for the piece, which is shaped like a crown of braided wheat. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: making of a Chanel high-jewellery necklace – in pictures

The piece also features 121 multicoloured diamonds weighing 46.7 carats, 932 yellow diamonds weighing 40.4 carats and 165 white diamonds. Courtesy Chanel Fine Jewelry

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