Dating vintage costume jewelry
On rings, the signature is also usually very small and, frequently.
is lightly engraved or stamped somewhere on the inside or outside of the band.
I'm not yet certain this signature is from this time period, but strongly suspect so.
There is no authentic Chanel costume jewelry with the Chanel signature in script.1950s through 1960s: Gabrielle re-opened her boutique on Rue Cambon in 1954.Most of these plates are soldered or otherwise attached directly to the piece, with a few pieces (e.g., bracelets) marked by a hanging oval tag with the same signature found on other pieces from this period of time. Again, most of the plates are soldered or otherwise attached directly to the piece, with a few pieces such as charm-style bracelets marked by a hanging oval tag with the same signature found on other pieces at that time.To the best of my knowledge, the first of these signatures begins with Season 23 and ends with Season 29.1993 to present: Beginning 1993 the year and season (Spring or Fall) began to appear on either side of the logo in the middle of the plate (e.g., 93 CC P). Present: The oval plate with CHANEL, the Chanel copyright and trademark, and the year and season accompanying the logo remains the signature to present day with some minor variations.Another change for Chanel is its addition of earrings for pierced ears, and rings.Earrings for pierced ears, which are much smaller than the clip earrings previously standard for Chanel, may have a harder-to-find signature because there's very limited space available on the piece.
Also recent: a "C" on the right side of the signature to indicate that a given piece was produced for the year's cruise collection.