Night Of Diamonds

Imagine a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York.

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The rich, the famous and the beautiful decked out in some of the finest jewels in town. Gilded branches and display cases dripping in diamonds. This was the setting of a Chanel’s ‘Nuit de Diamants’ or Night of Diamonds.

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The private soiree was held in honor of the U.S. debut of 20 one-of-a-kind diamond pieces from the Chanel archives and the Vendome Collection. The 1930s-themed gala was a black and white event with precious gems worth millions of dollars on display as adornment on the necks, ears, and fingers of a few lucky guests. New York’s finest played dress-up with diamonds of course as the accessory of choice. From brooches to hair adornments, rings and bracelets it was a diamond banquet – though the fashion of today crept-in with many eschewing necklaces and choosing instead to ‘brooch’ the subject.

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