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Guide to authenticating Chanel Earrings

We believe in paying for quality workmanship. We hope that this 6-step guide to authenticating Chanel earrings will help you to separate the real thing from the 'wannabes'. We know that anyone who visits us looking to buy Chanel earrings and investing a good sum to get them wants a pair that was crafted by Chanel and sold in one of their boutiques, not cheap knockoffs of any origin. Like it or not, due to their timeless design and popularity, there are many fake Chanel earrings swimming around the internet.

1. Do get yourself familiar with Chanel designs. Browse Chanel official website, Chanel.com and if possible, visit a Chanel boutique or reputable vintage store to get a feel for their aesthetic and workmanship. The more authentic pieces you examine in person, the more adept you will become at determining which is which.

2. Chanel does not use precious metals, such as sterling silver, gold or platinum, on any of their earrings or jewelry. Metals used are rhodium, stainless steel, and rhodium over steel. Precious metals and jewels are reserved for Chanel's boutique lines which are extremely costly.   If you are buying in person, be sure to hold the earring. It should feel heavy and sturdy, not flimsy. Alarm bells should ring if otherwise stated.

3. Check for an authenticity stamp. Authentic Chanel costume jewelry that has been made within the last few years will have a laser engraved CC. Pierced earrings tend to have plastic disc metal backs, and hoops have clasps, so they do not fall out of your ear. If the earring is large enough, the back will have a stamp of authenticity. However, Chanel hoop earrings are not produced with this stamp of authenticity.

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4. Consider the price. Chanel prices vary for their earrings, but a typical Chanel piece starts around S$360. If the selling price is under a S$100, it is probably a fake. Chanel is a high-quality brand, the prices should accurately reflect this.

5. Check the workmanship. Backs of the earrings should be double forged. The stones should not come loose or fall out. The metal should feel solid and not bend. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY A BOX, TAG OR SERIAL NUMBER. Chanel earrings do not come with an authenticity card, if anyone else provides an authenticity card, you should be very worried. And apart from those sold in Chanel's flagship store in 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, the box is white in colour, those earrings bought any other boutiques will be presented normal black box.

Note: Chanel do release seasonal packaging sometimes, but they are still mainly white/black boxes with variations to the ribbon and camellia flower.

6. Chanel doesn't have any factory outlet nor sells older overstock items from their costume jewelry line. They are destroyed to prevent any counterfeit replicas, so be cautious if someone claims so.

Follow our guide to authenticating  Chanel earrings and have fun shopping for your earrings!

From BrandedSG team

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (CuratedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel, Dior, Hermes or Goyard? Like, follow, add us to the following platform:

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I am Coco Chanel. I love myself.

From Coco Chanel biography - I am Coco Chanel. I love myself

Among the key designers who made a bold and lasting impression on women's fashion in the twentieth century, Gabrielle"Coco" Chanel (1883–1971) deserves special recognition. Born in Saumur, in the Loire Valley of France, Chanel survived an impoverished childhood and strict convent education. The difficulties of her early life inspired her to pursue a radically different lifestyle, first on the stage, where she acquired the nickname "Coco," and then as a milliner.With the help of one of the male admirers who would provide key financial assistance and social connections over the course of her career, Chanel opened her first shop in Paris in 1913, followed by another in the resort town of Deauville. Selling hats and a limited line of garments, Chanel's shops developed a dedicated clientele who quickly made her practical sportswear a great success. Much of Chanel's clothing was made of jersey, a choice of fabric both unusual and inspired. Until the designer began to work with it,  the  jersey was more commonly used for men's underwear.

With her financial situation precarious in the early years of her design career, Chanel purchased jersey primarily for its low cost. The qualities of the fabric, however, ensured that the designer would continue to use it long after her business became profitable. The fabric draped well and suited Chanel's designs, which were simple, practical, and often inspired by men's wear, especially the uniforms prevalent when World War I broke out in 1914. As her fashion-conscious customers fled Paris at the beginning of the war, Chanel's boutiques in Deauville and Biarritz flourished. Chanel's uncluttered styles, with their boxy lines and shortened skirts, allowed women to leave their corsets behind and freed them for the practical activities made necessary by the war. Elements of these early designs became hallmarks of the Chanel look. Chanel took great pride as a woman in designing for other women, and by 1919, at the age of thirty-two, she enjoyed huge success, with clients around the world. Soon after, she relocated her couture house in Paris to 31 RuCambon, which remains the center of operations for the House of Chanel today.Chanel's own lifestyle fueled her ideas of how modern women everywhere should look, act, and dress. Her own slim boyish figure and cropped hair became an ideal, as did her tanned skin, active lifestyle, and financial independence.

Coco Chanel apartment at 31 Rue Cambon
Coco Chanel apartment at 31 Rue Cambon

Throughout her career, Chanel succeeded in packaging and marketing her own personal attitudes and style, making her a key arbiter of women's taste throughout thtwentieth century. The designer's passionate interests inspired her fashions. Her apartment and her clothing followed her favorite color palette, shades of beige, black, and white. Elements from her art collection antheatrical interests likewise provided themes for her collections. When Chanel attended a masquerade ball dressed as a figure from a Watteau painting, she later reworked the costume into a woman's suit. She hired Russian émigrés from her circle of friends to work in her embroidery workshop, creating designs to her exacting specifications. Known for a relentless drive for perfection, whether in design or fit, and strong opinions in all matters of taste, Chanel backed her clothing with the authority of her personal conviction. Chanel continued to create successful looks for women through the 1920s and '30s.

In 1926, American Vogue likened Chanel's "little black dress" to the Ford, alluding to its almost universal popularity as a fashion basic. In fact, the concept of the dress suitable for day and evening did become both a staple for Chanel throughout subsequent seasons and a classic piece of twentieth-century women's wear. The designer also used colorful feminine printed chiffons in her daywear designs. Evening ensembles followed the long slim line for which the designer was known but also incorporated tulle, lace, and decorative elements that soften and romanticize the overall look of the garment.

Chanel Little Black Dress Sketch
Chanel Little Black Dress Sketch

Despite her great success, Chanel closed the doors of her salon in 1939, when France declared war on Germany. Other couturiers left the country, but Chanel endured the war in Paris, her future uncertain. Following the end of the hostilities and resolution of some personal difficulties, Chanel found she could not idly stand by and observe the early success of Christian Dior, whose "New Lookprevailed in the postwar period. While many admired Dior's celebration of femininity, with full skirts and nipped-in waists, Chanel felt his designs were neither modern nor suitable for the liberated women who had survived another war by taking on active roles in society. Just as she had following World War I, Chanel set out to rescue anreinvigorates women's fashion. The designer faced challenges in this endeavor: securing finances, assembling a new staff, seeking out new fabrics, competing at age seventy against a new generation of designers. Chanel's comeback collection of couture debuted in 1954. Although it was not a critical success, the designer persevered. Within three seasons, Chanel was enjoying newfound respect. She updated her classic looks, reworking the classic tweed designs until wealthy women ancelebrities returned to the showroom in droves. The Chanel suit became a status symbol for a new generation, made of solid or tweed fabric, with its slim skirt and collarless jacket trimmed in braid, gold buttons, patch pockets, and—sewn into the hem—a gold-colored chain ensuring it hung properly from the shoulders. Chanel also reintroduced her handbags, jewelry, and shoes with great success in subsequent seasons. 

Following Chanel's death in 1971, several of her assistants designed the couture and ready-to-wear lines until Karl Lagerfeld(born 1938) took over the haute couture design in 1983 and ready-to-wear in 1984. Lagerfeld, like Chanel at the time of her comeback, looked to past designs for the secret to his success. His designs incorporated signature Chanel details, tweed fabrics, colors, gold chains, quilt-stitched leather, and the linked "CC" logo. In later collections, Lagerfeld became more irreverent, deconstructing some of the ladylike polish of Chanel's 1960s looks. Playing with the fact that Chanel's favorite jersey fabric had been used for men's underwear at the turn of the twentieth century, Lagerfeld even incorporated men's T-shirts and briefs into his designs.

Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel

Nonetheless, Lagerfeld's ability to continuously mine the Chanel archive for inspiration testifies to the importance of Gabrielle Chanel's contributions to women's fashion in the twentieth century.

 
I am Coco Chanel. I love myself.

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (CuratedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel, Dior, Hermes or Goyard? Like, follow, add us to the following platform:

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The Story behind Chanel’s Camellia Flower

Did you ever wonder why is there always a white flower found in all Chanel’s packaging and some of the designs?

Contrary to popular belief, the white flower is not a rose or anything vaguely related to the family of rose.

The white flower is actually the Camellia flower, a member of the Theaceae (tea) family. Camellia’s flower was a garden treasure in China long before the flower was introduced to Western civilization. It is actually originated in southern and eastern Asia and brought to Europe in the 18th Century.  Camellias are known as "tea flower", or 茶花 in Chinese. The flower itself is one of the few that will open in the cold of winter months and comes in equally rich yet delicate colors ranging from deep reds to pinks to the purest of whites.

Camellia Flower
Camellia Flower

Story goes was that Coco Chanel received a bouquet of Camellias from the love of her life, Boy Capel, back in 1912. Needless to say she was already besotted with Capel but she was also infatuated with the flower he introduced her to & which came to represent their love. The blossom not only symbolized purity & implied a sort of fragility, its elegant roundness with visible perfection in its geometrical petals give the flower an effortless allure & simple beauty. Camellia appealed to Chanel’s taste of provocation due to its reference as the forbidden flower, both androgynous and ambiguous.

Coco Chanel started pinning silk versions to her lapels, her hair and the blossoms found a home on the black-and-gold-laquered Coromandel screens in her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. Soon after, Camellia became Coco’s symbol, her icon, one of her most celebrated inspirations and have continued to live on as the second most recognize Chanel icon (apart from the official Chanel logo).

“The seeming simplicity of a masterpiece is sure proof of its grace.”

— Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

In Asia, Camellia represents purity and longevity and in Japan its name means “excellence without pretension”.

So very Chanel.

Chanel's Camelia Flower
Chanel's Camelia Flower

Do you also know?

The Camellia is the plant from which Earl Grey and other popular teas are made.

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (CuratedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel, Dior, Hermes or Goyard? Like, follow, add us to the following platform:

[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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The beauty of these earrings is quite simply, its simplicity. The design of these gold Chanel earrings is a variation of the classic Chanel earring, and they are just as beautifully crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant accessory. We have a brand new set, in the original packaging, for sale. Book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Model number: A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
The gold gives these earrings a classy, sophisticated verve.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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A classic pair of earrings that exudes class and elegant.

The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity. This pair of Chanel earrings is the variation of the classic Chanel earring but just as beautifully-crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have a  brand new set in the original packaging in gold for sale, book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4XX [SOLD]

A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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A classic pair of earrings that exudes class and elegant.

The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity. This pair of Chanel earrings is the variation of the classic Chanel earring but just as beautifully-crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have a  brand new set in the original packaging in gold for sale, book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4XX  [SOLD]

A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

[SOLD] FOR SALE: CHANEL CLASSIC EARRINGS A64750 (GOLD)

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Double C Chanel A64750Y02003Z2800

From Chanel latest Spring Summer collection, this pair exude elegant and class.  One of the bigger sized Chanel earrings around – this pair of earrings demand attention!

Retail Price: We have not checked but Rakuten is selling it for S$720!

Our Price: S$5xx [SOLD]

Reference No.: A64750Y02003Z2800

Measurement: Approximately 1.9cm X 1.2cm (Refer to photo below for size comparison)

Email us at brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal.

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Actual Photo – Chanel Earrings
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Size comparison

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Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C EMBLEM CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

New release for 2015 – Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings  (Gold) adorned with rhinestone! This pair of earrings is modern, elegant and yet luxurious – a simple classic design to match any outfit.

Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings (Gold). Latest design for 2015

Reference number: A88429Y02003Z4357

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Email at brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Size :  Approximately W: 1.2 x H: 1.0cm

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Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD]FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS [SILVER]

Hot seller at BrandedSG. Grab yours today.
Double C Chanel Classic Earrings - A42175Y0200Z2371
Double C Chanel Classic Earrings – A42175Y0200Z2371

This pair of beautifully-crafted Chanel earrings is a fast seller here at BrandedSG. The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity and its size – just the right size to be noticed but yet elude a understated elegance.

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have one set (Silver) for sale, book yours now! Comes with all original box, pouch, ribbon and flower.

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Model no. A42175Y02003Z2371

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Silver

Size: Approximately H1.5cm × W1.5cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS

A26210Y98051Z0042
A26210Y98051Z0042

Most popular Chanel earrings at BrandedSG – We have one pair available for sale!

Price: S$3xx [SOLD]

They come in the classic double C shape that is synonymous with the brand, and adorned with sparkling crystals. Undoubtedly, they’re beautiful and effortlessly timeless.

Comes with the Chanel box, holder, flower and ribbon

Book yours now!

Double C Classic Chanel Earrings
Reference number: A26210Y98051Z0042

Measurement: W: 1.0 x H: 0.7 x D: 0.2cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

A26210Y98051Z0042
A26210Y98051Z0042

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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