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Antique Victorian Rose & Yellow Gold Filled GF & Garnet Turquoise Book Chain Necklace

I am hoping the pictures do justice to this VERY RARE, Magnificent, approximately 140 year old Victorian Antique Necklace. It is undoubtedly EXTRAORDINARY. Each side of the links features a different motif.

The EYE CATCHING Centrepiece is of course just Beautiful and best described by the pictures - an array of garnets and foliate-like embellishments feature in the floral shaped pendant. Tassels are suspended to this pendant centrepuiece which also forms the clasp which is a simple ring and hook, as pictured.

Please enlarge the pictures for the best description of all. 

It is a High Quality book chain necklace is referred to as such because it is a chain necklace with folded over links with the fold resembling the spine of a book. The Victorian ladies were also known to use these chains as bookmarks, another reason they were also named as such.

COLOUR:          It has a soft pink gold hue with yellow highlights so much nicer than the pictures suggest.It has the silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality antique jewellery. 


Era                   Victorian c1870

Trademark:      None very typical of these chains

Maker:              probably H. F. Barrows & company established in 1851 and still known to be operating around 1969. They are the only maker that I am aware of that produced these chain and marked them.

Construction:   Gold Filled or Gold Shell (unmarked)

Gold purity:     Outer surfaces test positive for 10-12 carat gold


Length:          44cm + 3cm across the pendant

Centrepiece:  3.04cm across and 6cm drop
Weight:          a HEFTY 48.6 grams


It is in Better-than-Excellent Antique condition a very rare thing for such an Old Necklace. There is nothing about it that detracts - there is no visible wear to note, no misshaping of the links, damage or repairs evident. This would make a fabulous addition to any Antique jewellery collection whether as a gift or a keepsake just for you. It looks fabulous on! DO NOT MISS THIS VICTORIAN HEIRLOOM QUALITY Beauty.

The perfect addition to any Antique Victorian jewellery collection!

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