For Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, the lion was her astrological sign and the emblem of her favourite city, Venice. The Lion was, therefore, part of her symbolic language, and a source of inspiration. She would use it in her creations, to embellish the buttons of her suits or the clasps of her handbags. Reinterpretation of the lion since 2013 by the Maison’s Jewellery Studio of Creation has given rise to three majestic High Jewellery collections.

The 2018 ‘Sous le Signe du Lion’ Jewellery collection unravels the latest chapter of the lion saga and presents eight pieces inspired by the lion of Venice. The lapis blue and astral white medallions refer to the lion in St Mark’s Square and the sculptural lion, in yellow gold and rock crystal, evokes a Venetian baroque style.