Dating vintage jewelry
Many Chanel costume jewelry pieces will have markings.Understanding these markings is an important aspect for authentication and will also reveal when the item was made and its history. Currently, it is the most complete and accurate guide online.Jewelry made by Chanel Novelty Company in 1941 is quite valuable.The style of Chanel Novelty Company was distinctly different from Chanel's, and these accessories have their own unique beauty and craftsmanship.The numbers represent the 3rd and 4th digit of the year.For example, 95 stands for 1995, and 03 stands for 2003.
You may also find pieces with ©Chanel from this time period.
The style of clasps will often give us a relatively good idea of how old a piece is.