Antique French 18k Gold Long Guard Chain c. 1900

Sixty inches of warm luxury go round and round your beautiful swan-like neck. In the soft glow from all that gold, your face shines like the sun. 

Yes, here it is, the French long guard watch chain. The little black dress of necklaces, perfect for any and every occasion, or no occasion at all. Elaborate little plaques interspersed with delicately detailed round links all hand made in fabulous 18 karat gold. Made in France around 1890-1900, the chain is marked with the eagle head mark which is the French purity mark for gold. It weighs 27.7 grams. 

A luxurious long gold chain like this is a staple of any good jewelry wardrobe and promises to spend more time on your neck than in your jewelry box! 

These French long guard chains originally were worn with a pocket watch and the length made it very easy for a lady to check the time. They would be worn as a single length with the watch hanging from the hanger and usually a woman would tuck the watch into her waistband allowing the chain to loop across her chest. As such, they don't open at the end, but rather have a clasp hanging from the full, closed, loop of chain. If you'd like to wear this chain as a triple, we'll need to have our jeweler change the clasp so that the chain will have an opening, like a regular chain would have. This is easily done and we're happy to do it upon request! 

I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only. 

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

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