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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.

This stunning 9k pink gold example features a sliding T-bar, an oversized c-clasp, and a dog clip, all of which come together to make this one of the most versatile chains we've seen. Use it as a watch chain, add charms to your neck stack, use it as a chain extender - the options are endless! 


Materials and Features: 9k pink gold

Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1890-1910

Measurements: 14.5" on the neck, hanging at 17", 38.8 grams 

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated. 

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.

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