Aesthetically speaking, I’m worryingly ambivalent when it comes to this Chanel Fountain Ring! Upon a first, quick look, I was ready to label it “ugly”. But then…
Something happened. Like automatically installing a likeness filter, I started liking this Chanel Joaillerie piece. Not because it’s beautiful (because I still think it’s not, after my standards), but because it has something unique. Then it hit me: that’s the Coco Chanel power, right there! In that 18 carat white gold ring paved with 100 round diamonds! The Gabrielle Coco Chanel distinctiveness! (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)
When it comes to jewelry, I’m so conservative, jewelry shops would go bankrupt in a second if there would only be people like me in the world! I only wear my wedding ring (and my studded earrings). But every now I’m breathlessly admiring the craftsmanship and the ethereal aesthetics put into a ring, a necklace, a brooch or whatever jewelry-else!
Take for instance these pieces from the Chanel Fine Joaillerie collection (a lacquered white gold brooch with paraiba, tourmaline and diamonds and the white gold sautoir with diamonds). Would you wear or would you join the admirers ranks like me? (photos via 1, 2)