Vintage Chanel Costume Jewelry

The first person to knock off Chanel jewelry may have been Coco Chanel, who made costume copies of her finer stuff by substituting gold for gold-plated metal, diamonds for paste, and glass for pearls, so that, as she put it, "women can wear fortunes that cost nothing." As with her clothing, which was of its time at the height of the Art Deco era without being particularly beholden to that era's geometric and machined style, Chanel's earliest...Continue Reading