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Saturday, 30 November 2013

CHANTECLER and his holiday jewels

Chantecler was founded in 1947 on the beautiful island of Capri by Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea. Capri i the 1950s was a magnet for the international jet set and glamorous personalities such as Jacqueline Onassis, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo. All of them were frequent visitors who soon became collectors of the colourful and exuberant jewels created by Chantecler's charismatic founders. Today, Chantecler is a prestigious brand run by the Aprea family, still designing jewels that embody the "pure spirit of Capri".
Chantecler diamond and sapphire earrings
The pair of earrings above represents it to perfection, a cascade of marquise cut diamonds and sapphires, set in a symmetrical design, one in diamonds with a sapphire cluster, the other one with sapphires in a diamond pave setting. Elegant yet daring, a bit of a rebel act in a holiday mood… They will be auctioned by Bonhams in London on Dec 5th.