Absolutely stunning with its medium-sized curb link links, this beautiful antique English 9 karat gold chain is unusually long and a "must have" for any jewelry collector. Measuring 20.5" long, it is the perfect length to wear and especially if searching for a chain to which to add lockets or fobs. It is shown with a medal and a watch fob. These are sold individually.
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Most chains of this style are shorter than 16". With this being 20" long, it is uncommonly long and ones of this length are very scarce. If searching for one of a bit longer length, then this should be strongly considered.
Chain terminates in a generous dog clip on each. These clip together to form the fastener. It is shown with these attached to a split ring. Split ring is sold separately.
Split rings add a bit more pizzazz and personality; thus, please see our other listings for this one or contact us for a different option.
Chain is silky smooth and tests 9 karat gold. Has a light rosy tint commensurate with the watch chains produced during this period. Dates to the 1880's and is of English origin.
All links are in excellent condition. Dog clips are in proper order and secure.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
Chain is in excellent condition. Dog clips are in proper working order and close securely.Web ID:
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