SOLD: Victorian rose gold guard chain, 59 inches, circa 1890

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A gold guard chain was a major piece of jewellery for many middle class women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This classic nine-carat rose gold oval belcher-link English example has both an outer and a concealed inner link, allowing the chain to sit well without kinks when doubled or tripled.

It also adds durability, with an extra layer of gold to take any friction through years of daily wear.

The links are faceted too, allowing the light to play appealingly across the surface.

At the end near the dog clip is an applied oval disc, stamped 9C, denoting its antique English origin.

Weighing a substantial 36.3 grams, and a long 59 inches, this could become your everyday favourite, either on its own or combined in one of the countless clever ways shown on Instagram.


• Handmade in nine-carat rose gold
• Approximately 59 inches (150cm) long, link is 3.2mm wide
• Weight is 36.3 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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