Eleven jet black Gripoix pâte de verre poured glass nuggets create the exotic beauty and rarity of this stunning CHANEL vintage jewel. A massive four inch Gripoix glass Baroque pearl cross is the treasured focal point. Resembling an ornate work of art from storied Byzantium, the modern CHANEL hallmarks so adored by Gabrielle are all present. The luminous lustre of pearls, the captivating nuances of Gripoix glass, the chic opacity of inky black “stations”, the classicism of the timeless Maltese cross, the golden shine of gilt…. The seduction of black married with gold makes this luminous vintage Gripoix glass dripping with opulence. The spectacular center is set with a sugarloaf Gripoix poured glass cabochon and radiating pearls. The grandeur of the chunky “onyx” glass pebbles is a testimonial to Gripoix's secret pate de verre technique that imbues light and intense pigment in an exceptional crystalline glossy effect. Not only an exceptionally beautiful and unique jewel, but of equally historical importance. The center cabochon in noir has a spray of jumbo Baroque pearls radiating from an animated sun-like setting with a dangling pearl droplet as a finishing touch. In the mid-1980s the Maison CHANEL was on the verge of monumental change. In this amazing jewel, we have a glimpse of what is to come from the enormously talented Lagerfeld: Modern, Bold, Youthful, New Proportions all with an excessive profusion of spectacular jewels. A Must-Have treasure for the true CHANEL connoisseur.
- Dimensions: Length: 26.5 inches (67.31 cm) Cross: 4 x 2.75 inches (10.16 x 6.99 cm) Gripoix "nuggets": .75 - .80 each (1.87 x 2.03 cm)
- Black Gripoix Glass, Gripoix Glass Pearls, Gold tone metal
- Adjustable Shepherd’s Hook Closure
- Signature: Engraved cartouche on the Chain “CHANEL CC Made in France”
- Gilt Metal
- 100% Authentic CHANEL
- Made in France
- Excellent Vintage Condition
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