- Jul 22, 2008
I think the modern Chanel costume jewelry is a rip off for the price you pay. Rhinestones and beads are glued on and fall off. The ends of tassles are finished in an amateur fashion with findings that can be bought at a bead store. I know I have examined them and will never buy them. However I am in love with the vintage costume gold plated Chanel jewelry of the 80s and 90s. Superb quality. You can feel the difference and see the workmanship. It's expensive and hard to find but it's worth it. I have to wonder how this happened? I guess over the years the luxury companys are cutting corners and hope we don't notice...They just don't make them like they used too.