Recently, Chanel launched its Coco Crush fine jewellery collection to much fanfare when it announced that it would be sold online via Net-a-Porter, marking its first foray into e-commerce. However, for those who may not have been able to get their hands on the French luxury brand's covetable collection at the Net-a-Porter digital pop-up last month, there's good news: the collection will be available at the brand's watch and jewellery boutique at Ngee Ann City from 1 May 2015.
The collection, which consists of five rings and a cuff in 18-carat white or yellow gold, draws on the French luxury maison's signature matelassé motif — the iconic quilted pattern most commonly used on its classic 2.55 bag. Engraved into the gold to give a distinctly refined and contemporary appeal, the jewellery's bold, feminine lines celebrate the Chanel woman's free spirit.
Tracing its origins back to horse riding, Chanel's matelassé motif evolved from horse saddles, where it was once employed to make them more comfortable for riders. Mademoiselle Coco Chanel then adapted the humble equestrian design and turned it into one of the world's most desirable patterns; using it on everything from bags to ready-to-wear and now jewellery.