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Dating Chanel Jewelry

 

 

DESIGNER VAULT STRIVES TO ENSURE ALL OF OUR CHANEL PIECES ARE AUTHENTIC AND THIS GUIDE CAN HELP AUTHENTICATE ITEMS.

Beginning in 1921, Chanel began producing jewelry and the markings can
provide insights into dating and authenticating these pieces.


JEWELRY DATING GUIDE 

DATE JEWELRY DATING INFORMATION PHOTO
1921-1939 Not signed, making it practically impossible to date. Made specifically to accompany the simplistic styles she sold in her shop at the time. Very rare. 
1954-early 1970's Stamped with only the word CHANEL. Few will feature three stars underneath the lettering.
Early 1970's - 1980 Beginning November 10, 1970, Chanel began marking costume jewelry with the copyright and registered trademark symbols. ‘©CHANEL® CC MADE IN FRANCE’ was either stamped onto a round plate or directly onto the jewelry in a round pattern. However, there are other Chanel markings used during this time period as well. Some include a ©CHANEL stamp or three and four digit model numbers etched onto the back of some pieces.
1981-1985 The markings on Chanel jewelry during this time period will be either in a round or oval pattern on a plate or stamped directly onto the jewelry. The signature will feature CHANEL® at the top, the interlocking CC logo in the middle, then the year with a © to the left. On some jewelry, an oval hangtag is featured somewhere on the item. These will be stamped ©CHANEL® at the top, an interlocking CC logo in the middle, then MADE IN FRANCE at the bottom.
1986-1991 During these years, an oval plate was used. The stamp will include ©CHANEL® at the top and MADE IN FRANCE at the bottom. The interlocking CC logo will be in the middle with a single digit number to the left and another to the right. These numbers signify the season that the piece was made. These markings begin with 23 in 1986 and end with 29 in 1992.
1993-present Still using an oval pattern, the stamp with either be on an oval plate or stamped in an oval pattern onto the jewelry piece. The stamp will feature ©CHANEL® at the top and MADE IN FRANCE at the bottom. In the middle, an interlocking CC logo will feature the last two digits of the year of production to the left and the season to the right. The season will be marked P for Spring/Summer, A for Fall/Winter, and C for Cruise. Beginning in the mid 2000s, some jewelry pieces were made in Italy and will be stamped as such.

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

 ADDITIONAL JEWELRY DATING DETAILS
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Chanel jewelry stamps will always be featured in capital letters evenly spaced and perfectly lined up, never in cursive or uneven letters.
Authentic Chanel chicklet necklaces will have 12 squares and be at least 60 in long.
Pieces produced between the 1970s – 1990s will be particularly heavy die to the fact they’re made of heavy metal and include many pieces such as stones, glass, and faux pearls.
Chanel clip on earrings will have some sort of a raised metal portion placed where the clip hits the back of the earring. It’s in a circle or oval shape usually with stripes running through it. However, there are times it will be the stamp, a raised portion of the design on the earring or a flat oval/circle. Fake Chanel clip ons usually do not have this or it will be almost flat.  
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