This Victorian heavy Gold curb link Albert chain is a superb collector's piece. Hallmarked on every link, and with a matching T-bar and dog clip, this necklace has a suspended Carnelian Bloodstone fob.
The curb links have a whimsical elegant feel to them, and the Carnelian is an incredible bright and zesty orange. The best finishing touch is that this chain is joined together by an antique dog clip and a large bolt ring.
ERA: Victorian c.1897.
MEASUREMENTS: Chain length 15 & 1/2" or 40cm.
Chain width 6mm.
Fob suspends for 2 & 1/2" or 6.5cm.
Fob 27mm long x 22mm wide.
Bloodstone and Carnelian 14mm long x 17mm wide.
T-bar 41mm long x 4mm wide.
Dog clip 22mm long x 7mm wide.
Bolt ring 11mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Solid 9ct Gold, Bloodstone, Carnelian/Cornelian.
HALLMARKS: "9 ".375" on every link and jump ring. Matching T-bar and Dog Clip "9" ".375" and Maker's Mark "W.H.A". Fob "9", ".375", Birmingham Assay, date letter "X" for the year 1897.
EXCELLENT-VERY GOOD: This Victorian heavy Gold curb link Albert chain is fantastic condition throughout. The chain itself is impeccable, with each link crisply stamped, and the antique clasps working well for their age. The heaviness of this chain also promises durability and strength for many more years. The fob itself does show some small signs of wear. For instance, the bale is thinning slightly from age, so it should be worn and treated with care. That being said, both of the gemstones are secure in their settings and are free from chips and scratches.