Coco Chanel, Diamonds

Stories of Intrigue: Diamonds as Big as Chanel

by Kat Morrow

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The iconic clothing and accessories designer…Gabrielle “CoCo” Chanel…also designed a diamond jewelry collection in the 1930’s.

“The atmosphere was as sparkling as the diamonds that guests were there to see. On November 1st, 1932, the most famous faces of the time gathered at 29 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for the one and only Coco Chanel. Notable names like Pablo Picasso, poet and playwright Jean Cocteau, American actress Gloria Swanson and Eileen, Duchess of Sutherland, Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary, all gathered at Gabrielle Chanel’s Parisian mansion.”

“For this was the opening night of the exhibition of her first (and only) diamond jewelry collection – literally entitled “Bijoux des Diamants”. 

Click the link below to read the intriguing story of this diamond jewelry collection launch.

Chanel’s Diamond Jewelry Goes on Display at the V&A Museum (

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