One of our favorite Chanel brooch's this one will be sure to not disappoint!
Overall Condition: Pristine Material: Metal Includes: Dust Bag & Box Origin: France Production Year: 2012 Date/Authenticity Code: 12C Measurements: 1.5" L x 1.25" H Closure/Opening: Needle Roll Closure Hardware: Silvertone Gemstones: Blue Crystals Chanel 2015 CC Logo Green Enamel Brooch features baroque design with golden enamel finish. Curved shape adds volume to this piece from Chanel!
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.
Note the glue under the pearls on this Weiss earring pictured below, see how it's' yellowed?
Pastes were not the quality we have today therefore seeing a yellow residue is an excellent clue for identifying vintage pieces.
Often this is seen on the gold or silvertone on the backs of earrings as is pitting to the metal. Perhaps it's your lucky day and you've found a vintage piece in wonderful condition but take the time to look closely for other clues before you purchase. At first glance it looks brassy like vintage pieces, in fact it looks like molded glass, prong set! The metal has received a brushed process to give it a vintage look, tapping the flower reveals that it is dense therefore likely a resin and not glass, as for the prongs - well they aren't holding a thing! Do the stones move at all under the prongs, are they perfectly aligned in the setting?
Take a look at the stone settings when evaluating pieces. Does it look like the prongs are really holding the stones in; are some of the prongs bent away from the stones? The prongs are not even TOUCHING the stones; they are a knock-off. 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.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.This brooch is featured in gold-tone hardware with cutout detail and crystals throughout. This brooch features a 'CC' black resin logo with black beads and faux pearls dangling below.