Zheka Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly … What do all these fabulously iconic women have in common? The answer is simple: A love for the island of Capri, and of Chantecler jewelry.
The legendary jewelry brand Chantecler was born on the island of Capri in the 50’s, and just as is it did a half a century ago, it continues to draw the attention of some of the most glamorous and beautiful women throughout the world. Beloved icon of elegance and style, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was not only a favorite muse of Chantecler, she was also one of the very first fans of the Italian brand. As a fellow fan, every time I go to Capri I always make sure to stop by and visit the jewelry shop founded by Pietro Capuano back in 1947. It was Jackie O. herself that inspired the jeweler’s famed Cherie collection, which remains to this day one of the cornerstone symbols of the Chantecler brand.
Black and white pearls are the underlying theme of the Cherie collection. Elegant for all occasions, the Chantecler jewelers choose to mix them with a scattering of diamonds, onyx beads, and white coral. Rings, earrings, bracelets, and of course, delicate pearl necklaces are all gracefully intertwined with bundles of precious stones – the epitome of Jacqueline’s impeccable style. As declared by the American princess herself, a string of pearls is the perfect choice for any elegant outfit, as they seamlessly go with everything.
Flawless in its elegance, Chantecler pieces are created for those who know that real luxury never has to loudly announce its presence, but rather, it quietly resides in the details. For example, in the small enamel and gold covered petals that adorn the creations of the Pailletes collection. Light and airy like a breath of spring air off the coast of Capri, the details of the Pailletes collection make any simple piece a delicate and refined work of art. I chose a necklace and ring from this line to wear even during the daytime, as they are versatile in looking appropriate and elegant at any moment or occasion.