When the first Chantecler store opened in 1947 in Capri, the jewels soon became synonymous with the glamorous parties of the Mediterranean island that attracted a host of international jetsetters.
Today the family-run Maison is headquartered in Milan, with boutiques and dealers across the world including ISTANA in the Middle East. The brand is renowned for original jewels inspired by Capri’s vibrant colours and designs, which were on view during Monday’s lunch at Sea Fu.
Chantecler Maiolica turquoise, sapphire, kogolong and diamond earrings
These included the Maiolica collection, which represents the lively terracotta tiles decorating Capri using white mother-of-pearl or kogolong, with sapphires, diamonds and bright turquoise. Meanwhile the Enchanté jewels take the uneven stone path carved into the island’s rocks, with irregular-shaped cabochons of coral, white kogolong, onyx and turquoise within pavé-set borders of diamonds.
Chantecler white kogolong and diamond necklace
The Marinelle collection harks from the sea with the signature Chantecler jellyfish transformed into elegant drop earrings, charms and rings. Fusing together sculpture and jewellery, the pieces feature moving tentacles and a variety of precious stones including aquamarine, red coral and pink opal.
Chantecler Marinelle charm bracelet
One of our favourites was the Chérie sautoir that can be worn long, or as Costanza showed us, knotted into a choker for a dramatic look. Set with diamonds and a variety of hardstones, the Chérie pieces are available in the bright colours of Mediterranean tradition or in contrastiing white and black tones.
Chantecler Chérie turquoise and diamond sautoir, Dhs 215,161
The Chantecler collections are now available at the ISTANA boutique at The Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach.