Please keep in mind while reading this guide that there are exceptions to every rule; that is, there may be authentic Chanel costume jewelry with a signature other than those I describe below.
My research is also ongoing, thus the content of this guide will be revised to reflect any additional information I acquire and improvements I think will otherwise add to the guide.
You have used such a variety of methods in dating the featured photos that we thought you’d like to share them in one place and help out those who are new to the ‘craft’.
For instance, do you date photos from: the clothing people are wearing; the cars you see; the progress of building construction; the appearance of telegraph poles; an historic event…or something unusual?
Or you can play the wicked witch and cast a spell on your unsuspecting sorcerer to be your personal slave for the evening.
The first issue that needs to be addressed is the difference between antique and costume jewelry.
Most scholars tend to define the word "antique" as something a certain number of years old.
I love the fact that you can really step outside of your comfort zone when choosing an outfit with your partner.
You can take this time to really play to your wild, fun and creative sides.