Dating chanel jewellery
If you pick up a piece of Chanel vintage jewellery it must not feel light or tinny, I was once shown a supposed Chanel necklace that seemed to have all the correct markings but it felt very light and when the charms knocked together it sounded like a cheap wind chime!Something else to look for is obvious soldering marks.She began with Season 23, and ended with Season 29, which roughly correspond to the years 1984-1990.This First image shows that sometimes the signature plaque was attached directly to one of the pearls rather than added as a hangtag.Target your items by color (Yellow, White, Green), by brandname (Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, Marc Jacobs) or according to fabric (Cashmire, Silk, Polyester).
I have been asked many times to advise on how to spot fake Chanel jewellery, especially now that it is so popular and expensive.
The obvious reply is to handle as much vintage Chanel as you can - but this is not exactly practical for most people!
If you know Chanel well it is easier to spot a fake - the weight must feel substantial, the workmanship is of the highest class, and the signature must be authentic (see below).
His name was Alain Wertheimer and he introduced the copyright and registration marks to protect the Chanel name.
A signature plaque was added that featured 'CHANEL' bracketed by the copyright and registration marks.