Dating vintage costume jewellery
Funnily enough, another brand by the name of Chanel Novelty Company, produced brooches in 1941 that was stamped with a cursive Chanel.
Coco Chanel sued them for obvious trademark infringement and won.
The style of Chanel Novelty Company was distinctly different from Chanel's, and these accessories have their own unique beauty and craftsmanship.
Dating and identifying jewellery's guide - Here we have written a short guide for identifying and dating jewellery that was produced from 1700s, Georgian period up to today.
Usually the first question I am asked is, "What is this thing anyway?
" This is closely followed by questions about age, value and proper care of the piece.
Many jewelry styles do tend to overlap so always check the entire piece for clues.
The older styles are usually more delicate in appearance, even though they were well made and held up well over time.
I would like to share some date and value tips on how to invest money in antique jewelry that I have picked up over the years as an antique dealer at Years after Year.
It is true that cheap, disposable jewelry meant to be worn with specific outfits or costumes began to appear in great quantities in the 1930s.
Many Chanel costume jewelry pieces will have markings.