Classic Chanel gilt and pearl 'sunflower' earrings, 1950s

Classic Chanel gilt and pearl 'sunflower' earrings, 1950s

750.00

Classic and highly wearable, these exquisite earrings were hand made in Paris in the late 1950s/early 1960s by Maison Goossens in gilded metal and nacre for Chanel, timeless and chic, for so many varied occassions and all ages. Not much needs to be said about Coco Chanel, so famous and successful a designer is she! Chanel opened her first costume jewellery display in 1924, many years in advance of what was to become a worldwide and continuing fashion. Whilst many disapproved of costume jewellery , praising fine or real jewellery, Chanel championed the merits of faux jewellery, often mixing both together, stating that real jewellery would no more enhance the wearer that faux! This supremacy of costume jewellery over real continued all through her career, (all of which is now legendary,through numerous books and films.), continuing right through to the creations of the current day. 

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