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Cartier Anchor Chain Necklace

Created in the late 20th century, this 18K gold anchor chain necklace by Cartier is composed of yellow gold anchor chain links. This casual, contemporary piece is a classic form with a Cartier twist.

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Item #: N-20797
Artist: Cartier
Country: France
Circa: 1991
Dimensions: 23.625" length
Materials: 18K Gold
Signed: c CARTIER 1991 B3141G Cartier 750 French importation marks Maker's mark

Invented by Thomas Brunton of London, anchor chain with studded links was invented in 1813 to replace cables made of hemp. The studs were added to prevent the cable from becoming kinked while in use, allowing for smooth and efficient operation even in situations of urgency.