Exquisite French Long Guard Chain Necklace 18k Gold c. 1880
The only thing better than a long length of antique French gold chain is two or three of them. Layer them on and you can start to feel the centuries of history, the kind of luxury that makes you realize why this particular metal has spent millennia being used as currency.
This antique French long guard chain started off life destined to hold a ladies watch, now you can choose to wear it any way you like. Open back dress, hang a bauble round the back, deep V neck, layered and looped, looking for a bracelet on the fly, it’ll do just nicely, thank you very much. Hand crafted links of 18 karat gold that are buttery soft from age hang in a length of 51 inches. Each larger oval link measures 10.6 x 5.3 x 2.3 mm and altogether they are a weighty handful at 34.1 grams.
A wonderfully versatile chain like this one is this little black dress of jewelry, and this one has been playing that role since about 1880.
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