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48" Wheat Link Antique English Gold Chain - Serviceable Length


Tight, elongated narrow links are connected in such a fashion to create a mesmerizing, full of personality, wheat link chain.  Exuding personality, this chain is highly serviceable and provides several options.  It can be worn at its full 48" length or doubled for a 24" length, unique look.  

Chains dating to 1880's England are vastly different as most are long enough to allow one to double or triple them.  This creates a layered look and unlike one you will achieve with chains from today.

When this chain is doubled, it is mesmerizing and simply stunning.  The links are small enough to allow the chain to easily pass through the bale on a pendant or locket.

It can be worn on its own or adorned with a locket or split ring with three fobs or medals.

Gold content is 9 karat and is in a medium yellow hue which can lean toward rose or yellow, depending on the other jewelry.  Due to this chameleon quality and the unique link, this is a chain which no jewelry collection should be without.

Links are all in proper order.  No breaks or issues.  Chain is fluid and flexible.  Smooth to the touch with ease in wearability.

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.



48" long


Excellent condition. No issues. All links are in proper order.



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