Vintage CHANEL GRIPOIX Chicklet Link Long Necklace. Made in France from 1980-1999
Vintage CHANEL GRIPOIX Chicklet Link Long Necklace
- Beth Silverberg
Chanel and Augustine Griopix collaborated for many years and their work is highly collectible. Gripoix is, strictly speaking, the name of an atelier, a house that produced poured glass. Parisian glass worker Augustine Gripoix was the first who began to master the art of creating jewelry of glass, crystal, metal and artificial pearls. Some of the pieces take over 100 hours to make.Chanel often combined natural and imitation stones in one piece.
Coco Chanel continued to be a lifelong customer of the House of Gripoix, all the way until her passing. It was this relationship that shaped Gripoix, and firmly cemented the house as the standard for the highest quality glass jewelry in the world of fashion and glamor.