For your special day, choose rare jewels that are truly as unique as you; seriously sentimental keepsakes that you can treasure for decades, an unforgettable memory of your happy union.
Heritage jewels including iconic brands such as Chanel or Dior are perhaps the most perfect choice for your wedding. And if you’re looking for ‘something old, something new’, then you’ve come to the right place. Our collection spans the decades, with each piece boasting an amazing heritage and its own special story that is yours to continue…
VINTAGE CHANEL PEARL AND CAMELLIA LOGO NECKLACE BY MAISON GOOSSENS 1999
An important and highly desirable vintage chanel pearl necklace and earring suite. Attributed to Maison Gripoix for the House of Chanel and to the first year of the now legendary Karl Lagerfeld at the House.
Beginning with the impressive torsade style necklace. Four decadent rows of large baroque style pâte de verre or poured glass pearls are individually strung and fastened with a statement clasp, designed to be worn at the side, or the nape, as preferred. The clasp displays a huge, poured glass half pearl with an incredible depth of lustre set within a full mount and weighty coiled frame of 22ct gold plated metal. The earrings mirror the necklace clasp with their impressive, coiled frame, huge pearl, and incredibly their construction can only be described as even more substantial such is their exceptional quality. Incredible centuries old workmanship, construction, materials, and style abound in this suite; the likes of which is quite simply standout in comparison to more recent jewels.
The necklace and earrings are signed and dated to different collections, common with couture suites. Clients would purchase subsequent pieces to complement their existing jewels and some designs punctuated the timeline of the House more than once. This earring style was so revered incarnations of it featured during the 1970s, the early 80s and for a third time in the 1991 Collections. Campaign images in the early 80s and early 90s show models wearing the earrings and none more famous than Linda Evangelista in 1991.
Wonderfully, the necklace date stamp coincides with Karl Lagerfeld joining the House and his early collections, now legendary and immortalised in fashion history. In its own way this suite documents beautifully the evolution of Chanel jewellery markings during the ’70s and 80s as the House lost Coco and Lagerfeld took the helm in 1983. The earrings carry the simple earlier, pre 1980s stamp of simply ‘CHANEL’ and the necklace carries Lagerfeld’s new signature format indicating the necklace was created for season 23 in 1984. The suite straddling the line of the reinvention of the House including the jewels, as Lagerfeld made his mark, quite literally.
A stunning vintage Chanel pearl suite from perhaps the most iconic period of the House and one that will never fail to add an ultra-glam and timelessly chic statement to your look.