COCO CHANEL OR CHANEL: 1912 - Present. Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, milliner and hat designer, started Chanel Modes in Paris, France as a dress salon carrying women's accessories including shoes, hats, handbags, and jewelry with her start in jewelry designing of earrings, ropes, and chains. She helped design clothes and accessories that set the world fashions in the twenties along with her gold and bead chains, charm bracelets and jeweled belts often combining junk jewelry with real jewels on plain garments.
Chanel jewelry featured large stones, classical inspiration and an emphasis on authenticity. She used faux pearls, clear and color rhinestones, and multi-color synthetic stones in her designs. Coco designed and produced bold, massive jewelry pieces until World War II, having closed her business in Paris in 1939 because of the wars fought in Europe. In 1954, she came out of retirement and produced jewelry until her death in 1971.
In her later years, her designs included multi-colored glass stones, faux pearls, and rhinestones pieces of jewelry in necklaces, bracelets, pins/broaches, pendants and earrings using gold plated metal that was superior in quality and workmanship to the early years. These pieces of jewelry are highly collectible.
Many of her early pieces were not signed. The Chanel Company, under the supervision of Karl Lagerfield, is still producing costume jewelry today. The long dangle teardrop are just fabulous!
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