This antique 18 karat gold chain is French , circa 1900. It is designed with circular plaques centered with fine gold wire work. Each plaque is separated equally by rectangular and oval rings. It has a rich , original patina and has an original spring ring to attach a locket or pendant of choice. The spring ring can easily be converted to a clasp if desired. The chain is long, measuring a full 60 inches and is 3/8 inches across the plaques. It weighs 41.88 grams. It has French guarantee stamps on the end rings for 18 karat gold.
The length allows for this to be worn in several ways. It can be worn long, doubled or tripled around the neck. I search for these long, original chains on every buying trip. It is difficult to find, as most have met the fate of being shortened or modified through the years. This is a fine, original example with an elegant, timeless design.
France, circa 1900