SOLD: Gold collar in original Chaincraft fitted box, inscribed 1958


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Here’s the best Cleopatra-style gold collar I’ve ever seen! The nine-carat yellow gold rods form an undulating wave encircling the neck.

It sits beautifully, partly because of the design and partly because of its satisfyingly heavy weight of 75 grams.

And it comes in its original handsome box from Chaincraft of England, adding to its appeal.

This bears an inscription dating it to Christmas 1958 in South Africa. There was an influx of middle class South African migrants to Australia in the 1960s, so it’s not surprising that this jewel should turn up in Sydney today.

It’s longer than most, at 18 inches, and will fit most women.

I seriously considered keeping it – but it’s too bold and gold for me at this time in my life. I’m delighted to offer it for sale.


• Part made by hand, part by machine, in nine-carat yellow gold by Chaincraft, England
• Approximately 18 inches (45cm) long, 3cm (1 1/4 inches) at widest point
• Weight is 75.3 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in the original fitted box shown, inscribed Christmas 1958 in Afrikaans

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

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

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