It’s also been reported by industry insiders that some Chanel pieces were manufactured by a well-known New York company in the 1980s and given to employees by Chanel.The earrings falling into this category do not have the quality of pieces made in France and sold in Chanel boutiques at that time. Technically, if they were commissioned and licensed by Chanel they are not fakes.Most collectors know there are many, many earrings that have been counterfeited when it comes to Chanel designs.In fact, avid collectors run across more fake earrings than any other type of reproduced Chanel.ALEXIS BITTAR New York 1990s to present Begun in the 1990s, Bittars jewelry is regularly featured in premier publications such as W, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, The New York Times and Italian Vogue; won the Accessories Councils Rising Star award in 2004; became a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2005; collaborated for the Michael Kors 2008 collection.He emigrated to New York initially from Naples, Italy around 1920 and then moved to Providence around 1940.But the conflicting stories about the origin of these earrings and the lack of response when the House of Chanel is questioned regarding these pieces paints quite a gray area for collectors and logo enthusiasts who just want to own the real deal.
The earrings are hard to find; I promise to be on the lookout for them. For something colorful but also different, this Dodds' modernist style brooch may be what you are looking for.All the rhinestones are bright, even the small line of AB baguettes in the leaf stem. Guaranteed to brighten any complexion, and what could be better than the dash of happy color it brings when you wear it.At 2 7/8" long this simple jewel will add a large splash of elegance for evening. This is a nice 1/8 thick slab of thermoset set in smooth, faultless goldtone, 2 7/8" tall and 1 1/2" wide.I dont believe he began designing until around 1945/1946 but he probably worked for other jewelers at the time.Unfortunately, he died in 1948 while a relatively young man, so he personally only had a few pieces under his name.