I think some pearls survived but the clasps…not so much.
I remember my grandmother had a necklace restring (super rare occasion for this to happen) and the new clasp was made of a silver dollar, diamonds, rubies and sapphires surrounding it.
The reigns of George I, II, III, IV, and William IV lasted from 1714 to 1837.
The Georgian period covered the reigns of five English kings, four named George and one William.
So it made my curious and I was looking at old photos etc to see if I could identify other strands.
It made me wonder how many "signed" pieces became something new…never to identified as a signed piece again.
They also represent an important event in Chanel's history. In 1954, Coco Chanel resumed business in her Parisian boutique at 31 Rue Cambon.
Many pieces in this time period remained un-stamped, as Chanel jewelry was still being designed as part of an entire couture outfit.
As a result, these extremely rare pieces were left unmarked.
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.
Coco Chanel sued them for obvious trademark infringement and won.
Chanel Novelty Company was forced to rename to Reinad Novelty Company.