Dating chanel jewellery

Generally if there are numerous stones you will see slight fluctuations in the way the stone is sitting in the setting, a clear sign the piece is prong set and not glued.

This iconic CC logo brooch is featured in a silver tone metal completely encrusted with clear square crystals. Overall Condition: NEW Material: Silver-Tone Includes: Box Origin: France Production Year: 2017 Date/Authenticity Code: 2017 Measurements: 1.75"L x 1.5"H Hardware: Silver-Tone Closure/Opening: Roll Needle Gemstones: None Chanel B15 Silver Wired CC Logo Brooch is featured in silver with scalloped like wire throughout the CC.

Pair it with jeans for a casual look or dress it up with a little black dress.

Clasps are a good science for dating jewellery and knowing each clasp and when they were popular will help you identify pieces. Most vintage jewelry pieces show their first signs of wear around the clasp. Necklaces with several strands may show wear on some of the beads from brushing against one another.

Is the wear genuine or does it look "aged" by the manufacturer.

Vintage pearl pieces are often set with glue as are many of the less expensive rhinestone pieces.

Vintage glue has yellowed with time and is often seen around or beneath the stone. Is there any evidence of glue which dates back to the vintage era?

There are many vintage looking pieces on the market today that are not vintage at all. Examine the wear closely, does it make sense that the piece shows wear marks in their location?

Often a closer look at the details will reveal a word like "inspired, style, repo, reproduction, like" eliminating any doubt it is a NOT a true vintage piece. Vintage pieces ideally need to be seen from different angles. Perhaps certain parts have faded yet some have held their colour; that's a great clue for identifying vintage.

These are just a few tips on identifying real vintage from vintage style or vintage inspired jewelry.

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