Before the invention of the wristwatch, Victorian women would wear their hunter case watches as a necklace, adding ornate, engraved pieces to the chain. Thus, slide jewelry was born!
Composed of a “starter” chain with various gemstone “slides” added to it, Victorian slide jewelry allowed women to customize to their liking, much like the charm bracelets of today.
These decorative chains to drape over bodices could reach considerable lengths. For example, this 50” slide chain features an embellished heart-shaped slide with pearls, which enables the wearer to take advantage of this 10k buttery-gold chain. Wear it as a chain, double down and layer, or even make it a bracelet - this chain will be of use in more ways than you would expect!
Materials and Features: pearl, 10k gold, gold filled dog clip
Age/Origin: American, Victorian
Measurements: 50" length, 15.3 grams
Condition: Very good. Please note that the chain is solid 10ct, however the dog clip is gold filled.
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.