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1990s Chanel Round Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel golden metal clip-on earrings with embossed finish and four-leaf clover. Years: 1993 Diameter: 2,5 cm Depth: 0,4 cm
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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H 0.99 in. W 0.99 in. D 0.16 in.
CHANEL Earrings Vintage 1990s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage 1990s Earrings Subtle and elegant earrings from the chanel 90s archive. Rare and difficult to find. Detail -Made in France in 1996 for the Autumn Winter collectio...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Silver Plate

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W 0.75 in.
1990's Chanel Black & Gold Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel dark goldtone metal and black logo earrings. Clip backs. Spring '94 collection. Original box or dust cover included. Minor wear.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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H 1 in. L 1 in.
1990's Vintage Chanel Pearl & Gold Dangle Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel long diamond shape dangle earrings with faux pearls. Collection spring 95. Come with original dust cover or box.
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1990s Dangle Earrings

CHANEL Earrings Vintage 1990s Clip On
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Earrings Vintage 1990s Clip On Iconic and timeless 90s vintage earrings from the house of chanel, still the most desirable fashion brand in the world. To be treasured forever...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

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W 1 in. Dm 1 in. L 1 in.
CHANEL Earrings Vintage 1990s Clip On
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel 1990s vintage CC Clip on earrings Beautiful and timeless 90s vintage earrings from the house of chanel, still the most desirable fashion brand in the world. To be treasured f...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

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W 1 in. Dm 1 in. L 1 in.
Vintage 1990's Chanel Black & Pearl Earrings Pin Set
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black and faux-pearl gripoix glass drop earrings and pin set. Spring '94 collection. Pin is 3" x 2" and Clip-back earrings: 2.25"L x 0.75"W. Original box included.
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1990s Drop Earrings

1990's Vintage Chanel Oversize Clover Logo Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel oversize clover logo round earrings from Collection 29 in 1994. Clip backs. Comes with original pouch. Minor scuffs on metal.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

1990's Vintage Chanel Ribbed Dome Clip Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1990s Chanel round-shaped logo clip-back earrings. Comes with a original dust bag or box. Minor tarnish on top .
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

1990's Vintage Chanel Dark Gold Perforated Clip Earring
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel dark gold perforated clip earrings. Spring 94 collection. Come with original pouch.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

1990's Vintage Chanel Mint Green Ceramic Clip Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel mint green ceramic clip earrings. Spring 97 collection. Come with original box.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Large Chanel Gilt Diamante Headlight Statement Earrings Circa 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Fabulous large vintage Chanel headlight statement clip-on earrings - comprised of gilt metal "metal dore" the earrings feature six large faceted oval-shaped diamante rhinestones. The...
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1990s Artisan Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL clip-on earrings in hammered gilded metal. A CC is in the center of the loop. Vintage clips. In good condition. The earrings are a little oxidized at the back (see photo). 1...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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H 1.38 in. L 1.26 in.
Chanel Vintage 1990 Gold Toned Hammered Door Knocker Clip-On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage antiqued gold toned hammered door knocker clip-on earrings. Collection 25 (year : 1990). Marked CHANEL 2 5 Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. ...
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20th Century Hoop Earrings

Chanel Collectible Hoop Pearl Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel authentic and collectible large hoop earrings. Very lightweight .Collection autumn 96. Come with original pouch or box.
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1990s Hoop Earrings

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W 3 in. D .5 in. L 3 in.
Chanel Logo Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Logo Earrings from the 1990's with black enamel letters spelling out "Chanel". Gold disc shape approx 1 3/8" across with clip back fittings. 1990's France.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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W 1.4 in.
Chanel Round Rhinestone Monogram Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel gold tone earrings with rhinestone accents and "Chanel Paris" Monogram around the border. Measurments: 1.5" Tall x 1.5" Wide Good Vintage Condition: Please remember all cl...
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1990s Stud Earrings

Chanel Vintage Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous set of vintage Chanel earrings circa 1990s', each earring showcasing a wave design crafted in 18k yellow gold. The earrings measure 1" in length by .55" wide.
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1990s Hoop Earrings

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Yellow Gold

Chanel CC Gold Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Find a great classic CHANEL with these earrings that represent the clasp of the famous bag Mademoiselle (a circle with the central emblem CC). You can wear these timeless ear clips ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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Dm 0.99 in.
Loop earrings, Chanel by Victoire de Castellane, gold plated 1990s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Ear clip with large chain circle woven with leather. Inside the earring is a gold ball hanging. On top the golden Chanel logo can be seen on a black background and is bordered with t...
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1990s Modern Clip-on Earrings

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24k Gold, Gold Plate

CHANEL Vintage Silver Clips Earring
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Lovers of vintage CHANEL jewelry, find these clip earrings from spring 1997. These clips have a round shape. The center represents the portrait of Gabrielle Chanel, surrounded by the...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Dm 0.75 in.
Chanel Vintage Coins Clips Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The clips are from Maison CHANEL. They are round, and two-tone silver and gold. They each represent a coin with an effigy character, which is surrounded by the inscription "COCO CHAN...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Dm 0.99 in.
Fabulous Large Chanel Clip Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Teaneck, NJ
Gorgeous large Chanel clip earrings...a true classic
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Pearl and Gilt Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Pearl and Gilt Earrings from the 1990's. Large faux mabe pearls set into gilt rope style settings. Clip back fittings. Excellent condition. 1990's France. 1.25" diameter.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Earrings Gold Plated 1996
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
These vintage Chanel earrings in gilded metal are from the Chanel Spring / Summer 1996 collection. They are vintage but in perfect condition. They measure 2cm in diameter. Delivered ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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L 0.79 in.
Chanel Faux Pearl Quilted Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Faux Pearl Quilted Earrings with clip back fittings from the 1990's. Excellent condition. Approx 1".
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Elegant Chanel Pearl and Pave Rondel Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant long pearl and rhinestone rondel earrings from Chanel, Paris. Measuring 4" in length by .75" in width. The pearls are handmade by Maison Gripoix. Timeless classic with clip ...
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1990s Dangle Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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W .75 in. L 4 in.
Maison Gripoix for Chanel Renaissance Style Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Maison Gripoix for Chanel classic Renaissance style earrings with ruby and emerald poured glass enamel and handmade faux baroque pearl. Set in gilt hand hammered bronze. Clip back f...
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1990s Renaissance Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Enamel, Gilt Metal

Chanel Classic Pearl Gold Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent pair of authentic Chanel earrings featuring white pearls set in 18k yellow gold. Dimensions: 28mm wide (1.10″) Inventory ID: 0000031
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel Gold Quilted CC Button Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Gold Quilted CC Earrings are in excellent vintage condition from the early 1990’s. Round gold button style earrings have quilted background and interlocking C...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Black Suede Maltese Cross Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Black Suede Maltese Cross Earrings are in excellent condition from the season 29 collection, early 1990’s. Black suede button earrings with CHANEL engraved go...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Double CC Pearl Drop Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Double CC Pearl Drop Earrings are in excellent vintage condition from the Fall 1996 collection. Silver interlocking CC with a dangling teardrop faux pearl. ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Red Gripoix Gold Clip Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel red poured glass, gripoix, and gold cc metal clip on earrings. Autumn 93 collection, come with original box.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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H 1 in. L 1 in.
CHANEL Gold CC Round Square Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The earrings are clips created by Maison Chanel. They are presented in the form of a square, which integrates a circle that includes the emblematic initials CC. All in metal gilded w...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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W 1.19 in. L 1.19 in.
CHANEL Golden Round Clip On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Discover here a pair of round and domed shape, in metal gilded with fine gold and on which we discover engraved flowers. The pair of clips is a vintage piece in a very good condition...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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Dm 1.19 in.
Chanel Vintage Quilted Yellow Gold Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent pair of authentic Chanel earrings showcasing a quilted pattern in shimmering 18k yellow gold. The earrings have clip on backs and have the option for pierced ears as well.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel Gold CC Swirl Clip On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel CC Gold Swirl Earrings are in very good condition from the Spring 1994 collection. Circular gold tone button clip on earrings with swirl design and interlocki...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

1995 Vintage Chanel Gold & Gripoix Drop Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel gold-plated drop clip-back earrings with mother-of-pearl-colored poured glass stones. Comes with original pouch. Minor wear.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Chanel Gold & Pearl Logo Earrings 1993
By Chanel
Located in Wilmslow, GB
An exceptional pair of Vintage Chanel Pearl Logo Earrings. The quintessential Chanel accessory from the very outset of the House. Featuring weighty logo decorated mounts set with a s...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Red and Green Gripoix Cluster Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Red and Green Gripoix Cluster Earrings are in excellent condition from the Fall 1995 collection. Red and green Gripoix glass stones form a clustered flower sh...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Pearl and Crystal Gold Knot Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Pearl and Crystal Gold Knot Earrings are in very good condition from the Spring 1993 collection. Large faux pearls are centered within a swirling gold tone su...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Round Silver CC Twist Lock Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Round Silver CC Twist Lock Earrings are in excellent vintage condition from the Spring 1997 collection. Silver tone circular earrings have interlocking CC cen...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Logo Gold Tone Clip On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel gold-tone metal earrings featuring a clip on fastening, logo Chanel,a textured ribbon details, and a Chanel back plaque. Diameter: 1.18in. (3cm) In excellent vintage conditi...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage 1994 COCO CHANEL Medallion Disc Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage 1994 COCO CHANEL Medallion Disc Earrings Measurements: Height: 1.29 inches (3.3 cm) Width: 1.29 inches (3.3 cm) Weight per Earring: 15 grams Features: - 100% Authentic CHAN...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Gold CC Square Earrings with Drops
By Chanel
Located in Norwalk, CT
Chanel Gold CC Square Earrings with Drops, Clip-on, Stamped with Chanel, CC, Made in France
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

CHANEL Vintage CC Golden Clips-on Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The clips are from Maison CHANEL. They are round in shape, in metal gilded with fine gold. In the center of each is the CC emblem of the brand. The clips are in very good condition. ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Hoop Vintage Earrings Worn 3 Ways Bold and Fabulous Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic fabulous Chanel clip on oval hoop3 way earrings. Large CC set in center hoop. 2 surrounding hoops have great movement and are each detachable! Can be worn wi...
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1990s Hoop Earrings

Chanel Vintage Goldtone Burgundy Gripoix Clover Drop Clip-On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s stunning and rare Chanel burgundy gripoix drop clip-on earrings with four sections shaped like a clover, a blue rhinestone in the middle and a triangle shape burgundy g...
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1990s Drop Earrings

Chanel Runway Earrings, Maison Gripoix
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Amazing long Chanel Runway Earrings, Maison Gripoix. Completely handmade bezels with signature ruby, emerald and sapphire poured glass accented with pastes accented with a handmade p...
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1990s Dangle Earrings

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Bronze, Gilt Metal

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W 1 in. L 5 in.
Chanel Fall Collection Gold CC Earrings, 1997
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Classic Chanel style gold clip on earrings from the 1997 Fall collection. Twisted rope border surrounds a center ball with the CC at the center. In excellent condition, signed on the...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Vintage Chanel Gold Tubular CC Logo Earrings 1993
By Chanel
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A stunning pair of large clip on Vintage Chanel CC Earrings. Crafted from gold plated metal. Featuring a luxurious tubular style design with the iconic CC logo as the main event. In ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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H 1.07 in. W 1.07 in.
Chanel Black CC Button earrings with Gold Surround
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Black CC Button Earrings are in very good condition from the Spring 1995 collection. Black button earrings with gold surround and gold interlocking CC in the ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

CHANEL Pearl Yellow Rhinestones and Chain Clip-On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Chanel clip on earrings feature a pearl center, yellow enamel with rhinestones, and a gold chain trim. Made in France.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Collection 25 Chanel Lucite Clip Earrings With Gold CC Logo
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990's Chanel lucite clip-on earrings with floating gold CC logo from Col 25. Wearable and chic, perfect for everyday. Mid sized clip ons with stamped Chanel, made in France plates o...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

1994 Fall Chanel Poured Glass and Pearl Circle Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Large poured glass and faux pearl clip on earrings from the Chanel 1994 Fall collection. Oversized center pearl surrounded by two rows of red, clear and purple poured class rectangle...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Vintage Gold Toned Clip-on Earrings CC Symbol
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage 1994 Chanel gilt metal clips with the famous CC symbol. In very good condition gold toned clip-on. Few green spot inside of the earrings due to its age ( see pictures). With ...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Four Leaf Clover Stud Earrings Crystal Yellow Gold Tone Circa 1998
By Chanel
Located in Torrance, CA
Chanel four leaf clover earrings crafted in yellow gold tone (circa 1998). Five white crystals are set into each leaf. The crystals are in-tact and in good condition. The smaller...
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1990s Modern Stud Earrings

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Vintage Chanel Gold Swirl Pearl and Turquoise Statement Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Scarce large vintage Coco Chanel statement clip-on earrings, comprised out of satin gold metal in a swirl motif, the earrings feature large pearls at the center and large turquoise "...
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1990s Baroque Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Turquoise, Gold

Chanel Gold Tone CC Logo/Chain Statement Clip On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Gold Tone CC Logo/Chain Oversized Statement Clip On Earrings. Stamped Chanel on back. Stamped Made in France. In good vintage condition. Measurement are as follows: Width- 2 ...
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1990s Contemporary Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

Chanel Ruby Pate de Verre Bow Earrings, Gripoix
By Maison Gripoix for Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Ruby Pate de Verre Bow Earrings by Maison Gripoix. Beautiful Baroque configuration with large pear shaped pearls capped with ruby poured glass caps. 2.5" x 1.25". Clip back f...
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1990s Drop Earrings

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Gilt Metal

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Chanel Biography and Important Works

The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.


Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.


However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 


Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.


After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.


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