If I may revive this thread because Im interested in this:lilach said:even though i like some of their design i simply refuse to buy fine jewelry from a fashion house. as i consider that standing fully clothed under a cold shower happily putting 100$ bills down the drain with my toe
winternight, thanks a lot for the Gucci pics! LOL, I'm not even sure my niece realises that it's Chanel, I gave it to her when she was 12 and she's only 13 now. When I went to visit her mum she just said, 'Bee can I have your ring?' So I just took it off and gave it to her. She's probably thrown it in the bin by now, LOL.winternight said:That's a lovely ring! I hope that your niece is enjoying it.
Thanks a lot for the clarification! I can see where you are getting at but I'm a poor girl so Haute Joaillerie is way out of my league(considering that the Cartier Caresse d'Orchidées one costs $1.3 million) so I can only settle for something a lot less, LOL. Given that both of these are unlikely to hold value anyway, what do you reckon normal Cartier Caresse d'Orchidées vs. Chanel Fine Jewellery at around $500,000 mark which is the price of these Elements Celestes?lilach said:bee bee
no nothing wrong with the materials or workmanship (same applies for dior fj as well) and yes some of their fine jewelery pieces are well priced (compareable in mark up to their jeweler brand collegues like bvlgari etc ) but when it comes to haute joaillerie it is not only overpriced when compared to "real" haute joaillerie brands (as usually the higher the price the lower the markup but not with chanel) most importantly it is not an investment. and yes i do love haute joaillerie(as you know ) and never ever sold something but i just like the idea of hj beeing an investment and lets face it the bigger or renowned the brand name the better the value example: at sothebys etc a 10 carat ring from jeweler xy will never fetch the price a 10 carat graff or mousaieff will even if they are same quality. and chanel is not considered to hold its value. in fact i have seen pieces selling for a fraction of their original price (that have been bought years ago andf normally you at least fetch the original price if not more when it comes to hj)
so this is what i consider blowing money away but of course if you do not care about the value etc or the uniqueness 8they are mostly not one of a kind) then go for it and enjyoy it
I love Dior's fine jewelry too! The rings are TDF!kat99 said:I really like Chanel Fine Jewelry! I've heard that they are very good quality and have never gotten bad reviews from any of my friends who purchase from them. I also love Dior Fine Jewelry and one of my favorite spinel necklaces is from them One day I'd like to get a Chanel charm bracelet because they have so many adorable charms (more than Cartier IMO )