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Old 02-13-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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I was sorting through my jewelry box today and I came across a Chanel charm bracelet. After a few minutes of trying to remember where on earth it came from I remembered it had been recovered in the aftermath of a party I had in college roughly 10 years ago. In looking at the bracelet I don't think it's fine jewelry, but might be part of their costume/fashion jewelry line. Given the college I went to someone losing an expensive bracelet would not be odd. Anyway, it doesn't look like high quality gold, but it has a good amount of detail to it. Can anyone suggest the best way to research what exactly this bracelet is? I'm mostly curious, though possibly interested in selling it since I forgot I even had it and don't really have a desire to wear it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Here are a few tips...

http://reviews.ebay.com/Dating-Chane...00000009994179
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: US
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You could also take it to a jewelers to be appraised.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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eBay Reviews & Guides
Thanks. I had seen that guide, but hadn't been able to find the little oval. Then when I was looking at it today I noticed it. It's so tiny, though it looks like it say 02 for the year and is legit.

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You could also take it to a jewelers to be appraised.
Do you think a jeweler would be able to appraise given the fact I'm fairly certain it's Chanel costume jewelry (assume it's not just a good fake) and only gold plated? It would seem to me the value is all the brand, not the quality.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Oh yes....an honest and seasoned jeweler will know in a minute...go to a jewelry store and make sure you talk with a repair person or a true jeweler..not just a sales associate.....
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: US
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It doesn't matter if its costume because its a name/era that people collect.

Not all jewelers are created equal but they should be able to look at it and tell you if its a fake and what it is actually made of. The details are easier to see with the tools they have on hand in the shop.

Not speaking for this shop but just to give you an idea for asking prices:
Vintage Chanel Bracelet | Vintage Five

It has some charm bracelets.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Go to the jewelry section of the purseforum

The Jewelry Box - PurseForum
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