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Beautiful 48" Antique English Gold Long Guard Chain with Large Bezel Set Amethysts


Large bezel-set, oval amethysts are interspersed throughout this tight 9 karat gold rope chain.  Deep lilac coloration to the amethysts plays well with the slightly rosy hue of the gold in the chain.  Occasionally chains with interspersed stones will surface but we have not seen another with oval sets such as these much less as large as these. 

The sizable amethysts are attention seeking yet quiet.  They emanate a subtle, classic tone while offering pizzazz to any ensemble.  This an early example of the chains we know today as "diamonds by the yard."

Fine rose gold rope chain connects the hefty matching rose gold bezels.  Chain is fluid and can easily wrap twice or even three times; thus, one has many options with this 48" chain.

Chain is stunning on its own but is substantial enough to accommodate a locket or pendant. Both ends of the chain terminate into a single dog clip.  Dog clip is tight and secure.  Fob or medal can easily slide onto the dog clip.  Dainty as to keep with the flow of the chain. 

Perfect to layer wtih your other chains and to add a bit of color.  A "must" for one who loves amethysts and desires something different.  You will find yourself making this a part of your daily wardrobe due to the classic appeal while adding just a hint of personality.

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. Chain is in proper order with no issues. No cracks or chips to amethysts.

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