Modernist, mid-century precious pendant with sterling silver necklace by jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.
Authentic designer pendant, hallmarked “CC Chanel” with vintage French crystal, ornate toggle closure and decorative oval and circular chain.
One-of-a-kind necklace by jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.
“Growing up, my grandmother would pull out her jewelry box, take each piece out one-by-one and explain in detail what it was, where it came from and why it was so special to her. This developed my love of jewelry. I started to think of how many treasured pieces are sitting in drawers and jewelry boxes, many handed down, some outdated, some broken and others, just put away because they didn’t match anything you wore. I decided enough of that,” —Reneé Hafeman.
Q: Who was Coco Chanel, you ask?
A: Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born in 1883, in France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910.
Coco Chanel is actually named Gabrielle Chanel, though the rest of the world knows her by her childhood nickname Coco. However when she was born, her birth certificate actually had a massive spelling mistake and it read Gabrielle Bonheur Chasnel.