Circa 1870 a high quality rolled gold/gold filled antique Belcher chain with minimal wear to the gold overlay so it looks and wears like a solid gold guard chain.
This classic long chain has diamond cut links which adds a bit of extra sparkle and pizazz. The chain has a good weight to it and with its solid oval links and good size bolt ring it is substantial enough to wear with any manner of pendants, lockets and pocket watches.
Wear long or doubled it has enough presence to be worn alone as a signature piece, and is perfect for layering! Please note the pendants shown are available for purchase separately.
During the Georgian and Victorian eras these versatile guard chains were one of several fashionable jewels layered and worn at the same time, they were used to attach, and keep close at hand, all manner of things like pocket watches, spectacles, vinaigrettes and muffs. The are still as stylish and eminently wearable today!
MATERIALS: 9 carat rolled yellow gold.
MEASUREMENTS: Measures 28 inches at each side (total length 56") with the links 6x3.2mm and bolt ring 9mm.
WEIGHT: 38 grams.
ERA: Victorian 1837-1901
CONDITION: Excellent, with minimum wear to the mechanically rolled gold layer, the links kink free and the spring loaded bolt ring in perfect working order.
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