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By The Numbers: All You Need To Know About The Latest Chanel High Jewellery Collection

Unless you're a VVVIP jewellery customer of the brand, chances are you'd not have set eyes on the high jewellery creations of the 1.5 collection which went on display at a private exhibition at the Fort Canning Arts Centre over the weekend. Nonetheless, we get everything you need to know about it covered here — by the numbers.

If you think that last month’s launch of a series of camelia-inspired fine jewellery by Chanel was impressive for deftly interpreting the flower motif into a series of minimalist everyday jewellery, then the recently wrapped up private exhibition of the brand’s high jewellery collection — consider it jewellery’s answer to haute couture — is the complete opposite. Maximalist, statement-making and in-your-face, each piece in this outing is meant to be a scene-stealer. However, the collection is also one of the most versatile and smartest we’ve seen. Here, we break down everything you need to know about the collection by the numbers.

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1.5
The name given to this collection which is a shorthand for “one camellia, five allures”. That title is a nod to the many ways the floral-themed can be worn. That premise harks back to  Mademoiselle Chanel’s own approach to bijoux. She once said: “My (jewels) are flexible and detachable… You can take apart the jewellery and use it to match a hat or fur. In this way, the set of jewellery is no longer an immutable object. Life transforms it and bends it to its needs.” 1st
Singapore was the first pit stop for this travelling collection after its debut in Paris last month — a coup for  +65 to stage a high jewellery collection right after its home base. Two
The number of years the maison’s Fine Jewellery Creation Studio took to conceptualise and create the entire collection. 50
The total count for the jewellery pieces in this collection. 23
The number of jewellery pieces which can be transformed and detached to create a totally fresh and different look. Five
The number of ways each of these convertible jewellery designs can be worn. Take for instance the Rouge Incandescent necklace (pictured) which comes as a strand necklace in 18K white gold, diamonds and rubies. When removed, the camellia motif on the necklace reveals another openwork camellia motif underneath. The former can then be worn as a separate brooch, hair clip or boutonniere. Five
The number of ways each of these convertible jewellery designs can be worn. Take for instance the Rouge Incandescent necklace (pictured) which comes as a strand necklace in 18K white gold, diamonds and rubies. When removed, the camellia motif on the necklace reveals another openwork camellia motif underneath. The former can then be worn as a separate brooch, hair clip or boutonniere. Five
The number of ways each of these convertible jewellery designs can be worn. Take for instance the Rouge Incandescent necklace (pictured) which comes as a strand necklace in 18K white gold, diamonds and rubies. When removed, the camellia motif on the necklace reveals another openwork camellia motif underneath. The former can then be worn as a separate brooch, hair clip or boutonniere. $73,810-$6,495,000
The price range of the pieces in the collection; the $6.5 million necklace has already been snapped up by a customer.