Chanel and the diamond - Inside CHANEL from CHANEL on Vimeo.

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of fashion knows that Coco Chanel was an innovator. But, what many a style buff may not know is how Chanel also changed the jewelry world in 1932.

With her one and only fine jewelry collection, Bijoux de Diamants, she turned the norm upside down by creating pieces that did away with traditional clasps and settings using a series of new shapes displayed untraditionally on wax mannequins. This exquisite video from Inside Chanel tells the tale in the most gorgeous history lesson we’ve had in awhile.