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In France, the Second Empire, led by Napoléon III and his Empress Eugénie, was influencing fashion with a revival of an elaborate, courtly lifestyle. Eugénie favored eighteenth-century fashion and had the Crown Jewels restyled à la Louis XVI.  

This stunning chain has medallions that stand out with their featherweight construction but are very widespread. They flash in the light, it’s a classical revival piece. This versatile chain is hand-etched and clasp-free, meant to be worn uniquely on its own without a pendant - until now! Clasp may be added upon request.


Materials and Features: Sterling silver

Age/Origin: Napoleon III Period, France, c.1860

Measurements: 12.4 grams, 36" length, 12mm at widest point


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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