This fine antique, French long chain, is circa 1890. It is an exceptional example with hand twisted links in the form of love knots. The knot of intertwined circles, symbolizing eternal love, where there is no beginning or end. As expected of French jewelry, it is smooth to the touch, beautifully designed and finished. These long chains, referred to as guard chains, are so fashionable doubled, tripled worn with or without a pendant of choice.
The chain measures 56 inches long x 1/4 inches wide. This enables it to be doubled or tripled if desired. It weighs a very impressive 65.7 grams, which is over 2 ounces of gold and retains French guarantee stamps for 18 karat gold on the end rings. Original, swivel gold clasp opens and closes to accept a pendant.
The condition is excellent and the patina beautiful, rich in color , and original.
It has everything that could be desired in an antique chain:long length, fine gold work, impressive weight and excellent condition.
Simply wonderful and timeless.
France, circa 1890
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