Antique Victorian Albert Chain 9ct Gold


A classic antique Victorian Albert chain made up of solid 9ct yellow gold curb links that graduate in size toward the centre. Each link has a subtle rosy hue and is stamped “375/ 9ct”. 

Albert chains were popularised and named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort in the 19th Century and were traditionally worn by gentlemen to secure a pocket watch to the buttonhole of a waistcoat. Today, they are also worn as stylish necklaces; a custom that was started by the wives of soldiers during the first world war who wore the chains as a keepsake in the hope they’d return home safely.    

It’s complete with its original T-bar at the bottom and is fitted with a double claw clasp at the end. It’s a solid chain with a good weight to it and can be worn as a traditional Albert or as a necklace.   

WEIGHT: 47.2 grams

MEASURES: Length 18.2 inches x Width 7mm across the widest part – T-Bar Length 37mm x Width 2mm x Drop 40mm

METAL: 9ct Gold (Stamped) 

AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1880 - 1900)

MARKS: 375/ 9ct stamps, Maker's mark (D.B.)

CONDITION: Excellent


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