Many Chanel costume jewelry pieces will have markings.
Understanding these markings is an important aspect for authentication and will also reveal when the item was made and its history. Currently, it is the most complete and accurate guide online.
As a result, there are authentic jewelry pieces with missing markings due to it falling off.
Please also note that there can be many variations of each stamping, and there are also a few uncommon stamps not discussed.
"Made in Italy" also first appears around the early 2000s and becomes more common in more recent collections. Stamping is just one aspect of proper authentication.
Just because jewelry may have similar markings, does not necessarily confirm the authenticity of that item.
Pieces from 1921-1939 were made to complement Chanel's clothing.
For example, 95 stands for 1995, and 03 stands for 2003.Jewelry made by Chanel Novelty Company in 1941 is quite valuable.