Bonnie belle of Ballet Ball

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 December, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 December, 1997, 12:00am

Bonnie Gokson says there is nothing like diamonds to make a woman feel special.

At the recent Ballet Ball, Bonnie was wearing a necklace from Chanel's Joaillerie line. Called the Comet, the necklace was designed in 1930 by Coco Chanel herself and caused some controversy as it was then the height of the Depression.

Today's 70-carat reproduction is priced at $3.9 million. Bonnie works for Chanel, so it must be one of the perks of the job that she gets to wear such gems.

The piece made her the belle of the ball.

'Three men I didn't even know came up to me and told me what a stunning necklace I'd got on. Wearing something like that definitely attracts attention,' she said.

Bonnie said there were only seven such pieces in the world. The one she wore was worn by Celine Dion to the Oscars.