Most times, a chain is just for hanging something on. But not this one. It's as gorgeous and interesting as the Victorian locket that hangs from it.
This chain from the late 1800s is a handiwork of art in two-tone gold-filled metal. Sometimes referred to as a Prince Albert style chain, we've also seen this described as a 'box chain'. Each leaf is both rose and yellow gold-filled. Each leaf is hand etched and textured. The leaves are linked together with flat round circles into a necklace chain that's 17 inches long by 3/8 inch wide. A strong secure spring ring closure keeps it in place.
Now for the icing on the cake...that lovely etched locket in the center. It's a bit ornate but those were the times...fanciful, romantic, opulent. The locket measures about 1 inch by 7/8 inch. It has a little faux diamond in the center and a pretty frame around the top half. It opens from the back with two little openings for your photos. The necklace weighs 27.3 grams.
The locket can be removed to wear this as a chain necklace...impressive on its own. You can even add more lockets and Victorian charms to this too...that would look great as well. A few minor hints of 130 years of age but overall, condition is wonderful with no notable flaws.
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