Circa 1870, this fine Victorian sterling silver necklace chain has chunky oval double links. There are smaller concentric links inside the outer links that help keep the links tightly together and prevents wearing away of the silver on the outer links. This double walled construction is always a sign of high quality in an antique chain and it results in a very strong necklace.
Known as a Belcher (or Rolo) chain the necklace has broad d-shaped links, it measures 17-1/2" (44.5cm) in length and it benefits from a good sized bolt ring clasp. Wonderfully tactile this chain has taken on a gorgeous antique patina over the past 150+ years, giving it a smooth almost snake-like feel as you move it around in your hand.
This lovely Victorian silver chain is a classic of the era, it has enough presence to wear it alone as a signature piece and looks fab layered and worn with your antique pendants and lockets. It is destined to become a go-to favourite however worn!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: 17-1/2" end to end, the outer links measure approx. 5x4mm, bolt ring 9.5mm diameter
WEIGHT: 13.7 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped with a British 'lion passant' for sterling on an end ring, acid tested and verified as 925 sterling silver throughout
ERA: circa 1870, Victorian
CONDITION: in very good antique condition, there is light surface wear and scratches as you might expect given age and use and the bolt/spring ring clasp in good working order. Kindly see the photos and take note that the locket shown is not included with purchase.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.