This is an Authentic Chanel vintage 1981 clear Austrian crystal and Baroque pearl necklace, sautoir. It is 64" long, which is haute couture runway length. It has no clasp, but is long enough to wear single, double or triple. The Chanel signature tag reads Made in France, 1981. The 3/8" round clear crystals are alternated with 3/4" Chanel faux Baroque pearls. (Chanel uses all faux pearls in its fashion jewelry line.) Each crystal is encased in an 18k to 24k gold plated setting and strung together with gold plated links. These Chanel crystal necklaces were limited in production and have become collector's pieces. They will always go up in value. Each one has a gold plated signature tag dated 1981. Made in France.
This particular necklace belongs to a client that bought five pieces of Chanel jewelry at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills in the early 1980's. She put them all away and has never worn them, so every piece is in mint condition.
You can wear this gorgeous haute couture runway necklace alone or layer it with other long necklaces. You can wear it with jeans and a T-shirt or white blouse. You can wear it to accent a cashmere sweater or a little black dress. Or, you can wear it with a gown to a black tie event. It's an incredibly versatile necklace and will never go out of style.
All of the crystals are in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. All of the gold plating is in perfect condition with no tarnishing. All of the pearls are in perfect condition with no peeling, chips or discoloration. Because this piece was produced in 1981, the gold plating is most likely 18k or 24k and has maintained its original luster.
This necklace does not come with the original Chanel box, but we will send it to you in a beautiful black gift box.
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