The House That Coco Built
An Interesting Start
Chanel S.A., also known as The House of Chanel, started in 1909 when Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel opened a hat shop at 160 Boulevard Malesherbes in Paris. The shop was on the ground level of the flat belonging to businessman and socialite Étienne Balsan. By way of Mr. Baslan’s boudoir, Coco was introduced to the French sporting elite, thereby working her way into Parisian high society. The other mistresses appreciated high fashion and they displayed it regularly. She also became acquainted with an English polo player named Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel, who recognized her business savvy and in 1910 financed Chanel’s first independent shop.
Where Chanel’s success in the world of clothing may have been in simplicity, her jewelry was brash and primitive. Chanel embraced the theatricality and boldness in her design. She was tactile, and didn’t know whether something was good or not until it was being worn. Chanel ‘High Jewellery’ was founded in November 1932. Chanel debuted ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ at her Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris mansion. In 2012, the company created a special collection to celebrate Diamants’ 80th anniversary. Current collections include High jewelry, Camelia, Comete, Baroque, 1932, Ultra, Bridal and jewelry watches.
Little Black Dress
Chanel garnered massive success with their signature fragrance Chanel No. 5 in 1921 and famed “little black dress” in 1926. Chanel revolutionized haute couture fashion by replacing the traditional corset with the comfort and casual elegance of simple suits and dresses. High society women the world over began to flock to the now legendary Rue Cambon boutique to commission new outfits from her. The House of Chanel became an icon of elegance and from then on, the name Chanel became synonymous with elegance, wealth, and elitism, as well as the ultimate sign of French high class.
A Lasting Legacy
Coco Chanel left behind more than a fashion legacy. Her ideas challenged and helped to reshape the choices women made about their appearance. Her career was dedicated to a non-restrictive way of life. All of her designs were dedicated to a woman’s freedom of movement, shaking loose the bonds of corsets and other constraining ornamentation.
How to Pawn Chanel Jewelry
There are several steps you can take to ensure that online pawnshops offer you top dollar for your Chanel jewelry. First, make sure it is clean and well maintained. When cleaning your jewelry, take special care around any stone mountings and markings like karat and maker’s marks. These features are the most valuable part of your jewelry, so ensuring that they are easy to find and examine can certainly improve your loan amount.
Providing relevant assets – such as the original box, any extra links or chains, and paperwork like receipts or appraisals – can also help you get the best pawn loan for your Chanel jewelry. By including these items in your FedEx shipment, online pawnshops like Pawngo can more easily authenticate your piece and you can receive the highest price possible. If you have any questions about pawning your Chanel jewelry, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Pawn Your Jewelry at Pawngo Today
Pawngo is the best online pawnshop for selling or collateralizing your Chanel jewelry. Our simple, quick and secure process allows you to meet your financial goals without visiting your bank or impacting your credit score. All of our transactions are safe and private, and we aim to fund your bank account in as little as 24 hours.
When we receive your FedEx shipment, our staff of GIA certified gemologists will appraise its value and give you a fair, honest price for your Chanel jewelry based on the wholesale value of the item(s). The entire process is fully insured, and you can rest easy knowing that your items are being held safely in our secure, state-of-the-art facility. Once you pay off your loan, we FedEx your items back to you at our expense – fully insured.
If you’re ready to pawn your jewelry safely and easily, start our application process today.