Antique Victorian Albert Chain Necklace 9ct Gold
A classic antique Victorian Albert chain from the late 19th Century made up of interlocking fetter links, with smaller cable links in between, all crafted in 9ct gold with a bright, yellow gold bloom.
Albert chains were popularised and named after Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert in the 19th Century and were traditionally used 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 a wonderful design, very stylish and is fitted with a new T-bar and claw clasp over time, all displaying 9ct stamps and the maker’s initials.
WEIGHT: 17.4 grams
MEASURES: Length 16 inches x Width 4mm – T-Bar Length 34mm x Width 2mm x Drop 25mm
METAL: 9ct Gold (Stamped)
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1890 - 1900)
MARKS: 9ct stamps, Faded Maker’s marks
ITEM NUMBER: AJ728
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