And, too, just in from Chanel jewerly designer Renee Hafeman.
Authentic Camellia pendant, hallamrked “Chanel” 18″ sterling silver chain. One-of-a-kind #1045
Gabrielle Chanel lived her life as she intended. The trials of a childhood as an orphan and the successes of an accomplished businesswoman gave birth to an extraordinary character; daring, free, and ahead of her time. Faithful friendships, as well as a thirst for culture, discovery and travel helped shape her personality. A wardrobe freed from constraints and superfluity, tweaked with masculine accents, created a visionary allure that has become timeless and yet wildly modern. Pearls and diamonds casually paired with iconic perfumes have created a signature style… That of an avant-garde woman, a pioneer whose lifestyle and multiple facets forged the values of the House she founded, and who remains an inspiration for all women.” House of Chanel
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 antique and vintage 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I started to think of how many treasured pieces are sitting in drawers and jewelry boxes, many handed down, some outdated, some broken and others, just put away because they didn’t match anything you wore. You will find many of my designs are Mid-Century. Renee Hafeman, designer
In the 1940s some of the most famous and innovative jewelry designs and designers were created. It was a time of streamline design, curves, futuristic impression, and creative artistry. The jewelry supplies at that time began the start of innovative materials never yet used, such as silver, brass, copper and precious stones that fit the raw simplistic design.
I search to find iconic pieces with their hallmarks and design modern interpretations to complement the Chanel name. Renee Hafeman, designer
Mother’s Day endures and evolves. Just as Mother’s Day was the creation of multiple women, the modern Mother’s Day celebrates the varied roles of mothers today. We commemorate the many ways mothers have fought to better the lives of their children, from social welfare to non-violence. We also honor the way mothers have raised and nurtured their children with love and courage.