This long, French, 18 karat gold detailed link chain is circa 1890. It is so difficult finding original long chains, especially with simple links that enhance the pendants without detracting from its design.
This particular chain has lovely links and measures 52 inches long without the bail x 1/8th wide.
It is solid gold, not hollow as any chains of this period with an impressive weight of 49.4 grams. French gold import stamp of an owl, a guarantee stamp for 18 karat on the chain.
I love this chain worn alone, doubled or tripled as well as with a pendant of choice. In the photo it is attached to a diamond pendant offered separately for sale. When doubled, the texture of the chain is very visible and elegant.
The color of the gold, has a hint of rose so the chain could be worn with a pendant of either yellow or rose gold.
Smooth and beautifully finished, as expected of French jewelry.
19th century, France
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Antique French 18 Karat Gold Long Link Chain Circa 1890