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17" Fabulous Chunky Trombone Link Antique English Gold Chain


Elongated paperclip-style links connected by three robust round links create this amazing "trombone" link chain.  Popularized by Gwyneth Paltrow and others, this has quickly become the most coveted links in Victorian chains.  This link was not widely produced; thus there are fewer in existence and high in demand.  

Most are not this bold or chunky.  Each elongated link as well as the round ones have considerable heft and are not flimsy.  Elongated links measure 1" long.  Each end terminates in an original dog clip.

Dog clips are in proper working order and close securely.  Back of chain is rather unusual as it has 15 round links in a row breaking the repeating order.  This makes this a wonderful candidate for someone who wishes to have a very versatile chain.

Chain can be worn with the dog clips in the front with adornments or could be worn with the round link section in the front with the clips in the back.  If so desired, contact us to allow us in assisting you to find the perfect pendant, fob, or locket for your style.

Gold content is 9 karat.  Most chains of this period are of this karat.  It is slighlty rose in color and can easily blend with either yellow or very rosy colored gold pieces.  It is shown with a yellow gold lion fob so you are able to see the variance in color. They are sold individually.  Truly one of the nicest we have had due to its chunky links and wonderful length.

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.


17.5" long


Excellent condition. Dog clips are in proper working order. Close securely and tightly.



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