1932: The year that Coco Chanel, who until then had only shown costume jewels, debuted the brand’s first fine jewellery collection. Called Bijoux de Diamants, its glittering diamonds set in chic platinum frames were to be the only fine jewellery collection designed by Coco herself.
2012: To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Bijoux de Diamants, Chanel has reinvented the storied jewels with 1932, a glittering, sparkling, diamond-encrusted collection that offers up a new variation on the classics designed by Mademoiselle. And (here’s where it creates a mammoth flutter for beauty junkies) it is rumoured that the couture house is also launching an ultra-exclusive jasmine-infused scent called 1932.
Available only to Chanel’s haute jewellery clients, it’s believed that 1932 is soon set to make a public appearance as part of the Exclusifs fragrance collection.
Who’s heart just skipped a beat?