Wonderfully bold 1980s faux mabe pearl and gilt clip earrings by Chanel

Wonderfully bold 1980s faux mabe pearl and gilt clip earrings by Chanel

310.00

These earrings are classic of Chanel of the 1980s. A really strong statement pair of earrings but with a lovely stylised flower like shape, these have a very rich colour of gilding. When worn, they sit snug to the ear and frame the face beautifully. They are not light but are quite comfortable. 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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