Rolled Gold Watch Chain c.1880

Rolled Gold Watch Chain c.1880

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Rolled gold is an almost exclusive antique jewelry definition for a style of gold plating that was first invented in Birmingham in 1785 and then patented in England in 1817. This allowed for gold jewelry to be accessible to the wider Victorian public, allowing jewelers to craft a variety of designs without the high price. 

Rolled gold is made by a layer of gold being mechanically bonded to brass or copper. Like gold-filled jewelry, rolled gold jewelry is around 5% of the total item weight.

This special watch chain example features a flower-like work in the center that allows the addition of countless charms and pendants. On the other hand, it can also serve as a chain extender with its inclusion of a c-clasp and a dog clip. A versatile addition to any stack or collection, truly. 


Materials and Features: rolled gold

Age/Origin: c.1880

Measurements: 21" length, 16.5 grams

Condition: Excellent condition.


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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Rolled Gold Watch Chain c.1880
Rolled Gold Watch Chain c.1880

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