1980s green Gripoix and pearl vermeil sautoir, stamped. This signature Chanel piece is a wardrobe-staple. Chanel jewelry designs are described as "a rich and sumptuous simplicity". Chanel wanted women to be fearless in their self-adornment. Her jewelry is bold and theatrical. She transformed historical interest into contemporary treasure, using real and faux gem stones to enthrall women of taste. Chanel jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of its wearer as well as the aesthetic of clothing.
Cited for her elegance in an era of bling, Dana Kraus founded DK Farnum Estate Jewelry after years spent marketing luxury goods at publications like Gourmet, Elle, The Washington Post, and Fortune. Specializing in signed, one-of-a kind 20th-century estate jewelry, her inventory glitters with iconic names like Verdura, Van Cleef Arpels, Schepps, Webb, and beyond.