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16.5" Small Rolo Link Antique English Gold Chain


Super sweet small rolo, round links form this serviceable 16.5" antique gold chain.  In a brilliant yellow hue, this chain offers something different for one seeking a chain to compliment a showy locket or pendant.  The open round links will easily slide through the bale or ring on any pendant or locket.  Perfect for a small to medium-sized locket or a split ring with three fobs or medals.

Dating to the 1880's, it is a classic chain from the Victorian period which will blend well with any of the lockets and pendants from this period as well as any of your modern jewelry.

All links are in proper order.  Clasp is a unique plunger type clasp.  Incredibly secure and tight.

Perfect to layer with other chains as this could be the shortest chain adorned with a showy locket.

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.


16.5" long


Links are in proper order. Normal wear and antique patina.



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