Fabulous French Antique 18k Gold Long Guard Chain 63 inches
I admit it, I love gold. In all it's forms, but most especially in long French chains like this one. It is the perfect medium for the art of the chain, and this chain's exquisite French craftsmanship truly best exemplifies it's intrinsic beauty.
Intricately hand made in luxurious 18 karat gold, this French long guard chain features alternating links of marquis plaques with fancy wire work centers, each connected to one another by fancy chain links in between. Imagining how long it must have taken to make a chain like by hand in the late 1800's simply boggles the mind! Made in France around 1890, it bears multiple eagles head assay marks for 18k gold. This is an open chain with a large bolt ring on one side and a small bolt ring on the other for maximum versatility. I think this one was made this way as both clasps do seem original. It is 63 inches long and weighs a hefty 52.8 grams.
Long enough to wear as a single, double or triple loop, this chain is just stunning. These more intricate chains are getting harder for me to come by as many times they are broken up into several shorter necklaces, and even more tragically, melted for their gold value. (I assure you though, this one is safe from such a fate.) A perfect compliment to any outfit, and a great addition to any collection of antique and vintage jewelry, this fabulous French long guard chain is truly, truly lovely treasure!
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ITEM ID: CNA24006VA
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