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Gold "Book Chain" Necklace


This antique "Book Chain" necklace is composed of smoothly interlocking gold scalloped and lozenge-shaped links, with a circular-detailed pendant extension. The mid-19th century Victorian necklace is remarkably light and modern. Wear the versatile chain as a chic necklace on its own, or suspend a favorite locket or pendant, new or old.

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Item #: N-19657
Country: England
Circa: 1860
Size: 18.25” to 19.75” length (with removable pendant extension)
Materials: 15K Gold

The glowing, slightly-higher karat gold, “bloomed” surface of the links is a special innovation of English jewelers, and among the few secret Victorian techniques that their French rivals aspired to learn.