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Chanel 1960's Vintage Gossens Byzantine Cross Statement Necklace

CONDITION - VERY GOOD / MORE ABOUT CONDITIONS

CONDITIONS

PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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This Chanel Very Rare 1960's Byzantine Cross Statement Necklace is done in brass with red beads. Very few of these were made. The piece was designed by Chanel jewelry designer Gossens, and is entirely handmade. The brass metal cross has the most intricate details even in the faces of the priests. The back of the cross also has extreme craftsmanship and intricate detail. You absolutely cannot find a piece made this well today by Chanel, or almost any other designer. It is a truly extraordinary piece that any collector would be proud to own. The hook closure secures the necklace. The bottom of the cross has a hinge on it so it is a flexible bottom piece, probably so it would not be easily dented or broken as it is such a big piece it needs some flexibility.

The overall condition of this necklace is very good with minor scuffing and slight tarnishing.

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SKU: 2-11731-209604
Featured Stones: Bead; Agate
Pendant Size (in inches): 5 inches (w) x 7 inches (l)

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