Outrageous 9k Gold Albert Chain
The tradition of women wearing watch chains as necklaces originated when soldiers departed home for the battlefields of WWI, leaving pocket watches and chains behind with their wives. Women would wear these talismans around their necks keeping them safe and close to the heart. Today the traditional purpose of the Albert chain may have changed but its timeless style and modern function as a statement necklace or addition to any collectors' chain family continue the evolution of the Albert chain into the 21st Century.
Featuring some of the most remarkable links of love knots, eternity ties, massive dog clips, and a large scale t-bar with additional o-rings. Every single component of this chain has been 9ct hallmarked. It is one of the largest scale examples of a knot chain we’ve ever seen, with the larger links at a 1.30” scale.
Materials & Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1870
Measurements: 17.75" in length, larger links at a 1.30" scale, 70 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. The larger dog clip has had some of the metal armature exposed on the bottom tongue; this can be re-covered at the new owner’s desire. Please see photos.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.