I’ve been researching vintage Chanel necklaces to better understand the breath of styles available as well as the rarity of them. I have a few pendants in my personal collection, as pictured above, which I adore wearing with sweaters this time of year.
Pendants were one of Chanel’s specialities in the 1980s and 90s. They designed them in multiple lengths, including chokers, and most of them are bold in style. I adore the XL pendants they offered in some styles, like this one here. These are long enough to be double wrapped around the neck. Aside from the interlocking CC logo, some of the motifs that I adore the most are hearts, charms, clovers, lions, suns and purses.
Also, iconic Chanel during this time are long chains with logo charms and pearls. These are a bit more pricey and harder to find than pendants. I put together the round-up below to give you a taste of the necklace styles from these decades so that you have a better understanding of your options. The pieces with rhinestones, turnlock CCs, charms and Chanel spelled out are the most highly sought types!