Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel was known for her many attributes in the fashion industry however she was truly instrumental in making costume jewelry popular. She advocated that jewelry should be worn to decorate, rather than display wealth. Her style of wearing long faux pearls and intermingling them with faux diamond necklaces became popular among the well to do and middle class alike. Her beginnings of a childhood as an orphan and the successes of an accomplished businesswoman gave birth to an extraordinary character; daring, free, and ahead of her time. Coco Chanel wore clothes and jewelry to suit her needs and comfort. She had her own individuality which inspired many women of her time.
Pictured below are items from our Chanel Paris Collection. These pieces were obtained in Paris from a Senior Lady who had a vast collection of Chanel. She has made TV appearances, given lectures and written articles on Chanel jewelry.
The following items are not from the Paris Collection but all carry the same high standards of Chanel Costume Jewelry that she was so famous for.