In 1932, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, clearly demonstrated her abilities as a world class designer of fine jewelry, but unfortunately she did not pursue this ability to the full during her life time, as she did for haute couture, and her other interests such as perfumes and accessories. However in 1993, 22 years after her death, and 60 years after she created her one and only fine jewelry collection, Chanel decided to enter the competitive fine jewelry business, by opening their first Chanel Fine Jewelry boutique in Place Vendome in 1993. Chanel Fine Jewelry launched their business, by re introducing their original collection, created by "Coco" Chanel in 1932. According to Marc Auclert, the director of Chanel Fine Jewelry, the original collection was recreated, only by using photographs taken for the fashion press, by Robert Bresson and Andre Kertesz. The re issued items included the Bracelet Franges, the Bague Comete and the Collier Fontaine. Chanel Fine Jewelry's new collections are created in the same spirit of freedom that "Coco" Channel enjoyed when she created her own designs. Every year Chanel creates two fine jewelry collections; the less formal spring summer collection and the more costly winter collection. The company also maintains an artistic collection that travels worldwide and is exhibited at high end boutiques. Perhaps, the "Chanel Cuff Bracelet" the subject of this webpage, that was given on loan by Chanel Fine Jewelry to the American Museum of Natural History in 2001, for their traveling exhibition, Pearls : A Natural History, that was exhibited around the world until March 2008, also belongs to the artistic collection maintained by the company. In the year 2002, Chanel Fine Jewelry had a 70th anniversary showcase, known as "Reves de Diamants" to commemorate the November 1932 fine jewelry collection by "Coco" Chanel. On this occasion Chanel Fine Jewelry re introduced the magnificent 3,590 diamond Collier Comete 2002, with interchangeable moon, sun and star pendants.