Victorian Gold Watch Chain Necklace 18.25 inches Paperclip Link

This chain was made to hold a watch. After all, pocket watches were a necessity for almost everyone in the Victorian era and beyond, but after World War II the wristwatch really started to come into it's own, it was more practical, more portable, and quickly eclipsed the pocket watch as the gentleman's time piece of choice. What then to do with all those unused and unwanted beautiful watch chains? Well, it didn't take the ladies very long to figure out that they made fantastic necklaces and bracelets, and we've been wearing them ever since! Indeed, there really is nothing quite so iconic as the silver watch chain, duplicated by top designers time and time again, this classic is a go-with-anything staple of any well-dressed woman's jewelry wardrobe. But, why buy a reproduced classic when you can re-cycle a hand made antique original as stunning as this one?

This Victorian paperclip link beauty was hand made in Birmingham, England in about 1890. The chain has a lobster style clasps in the back and a T bar drop at the front which hangs 1 inch down from the chain and measures 1 1/2 inches across. This chain has a velvety soft patina and is quite heavy and solid in feel, weighing in at 38.9 grams. It is 18.25 inches long from end to end and is hallmarked all over the place, someone at the assay office had fun that day. The bales and each link of the chain are marked with ’375’ and ‘9’ for 9 karat gold. There are also makers marks, M & M.

A stunning and unique watch chain with a rich, luxurious feel!

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Item ID: WNA23622VA



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