Gram Weight: 12.3 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver, Gold Wash, Gold Filled. Item Measurements: The chain has a wearable length of 27.75.
Each chain is 1.4 mm in width. Notable Features: This incredible chain slider necklace was handmade in the Georgian era! Pieces from the Georgian era are rare, and necklaces in remarkable condition like this one, are even more rare. This necklace was originally a pocket watch chain which was converted into a double slider chain.
The piece features a double sterling silver hand woven chain, which has been gold washed to match the gold filled end cap and clip clasp. Although beautiful worn as is, the necklace would look lovely with a pendant of your choice. The double chain allows for the necklace to be worn at one length, or adjusted to where both chains lay a different lengths for a more layered look. This is a versatile piece, and can even be worn woven around the wrist as a bracelet.
The gold filled end cap was created using the repousse technique and accented with delicate chasing detail, which gives the necklace just a hint of subtle sparkle. Don't miss your chance to give new life to this unique piece of history! The gold wash on the chain is worn down slightly in places, but this is a minor imperfection and can be repaired, if desired, by your local jeweler.
The necklace in whole, is in remarkable condition for its age. This listing is for the item only. This piece was made during the Georgian era!This era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration. A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire. Hefty price tags were due to imported jewelry having to be procured by sea on slow-moving ships. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, jewelry from the Georgian era are rare finds and amazing pieces of history. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channeling.
Chasing is thousands of years old and was very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Repoussé began as an ancient metal working technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front.Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling.
The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look. Please take this into consideration before.
The item "Antique Vintage Georgian Sterling Silver Gold Wash Double Chain Slider Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, April 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.