Victorian 14kt Twisted Rope Chain + Etruscan Seed Pearl Slide Necklace 18"
A gorgeous slide chain necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this lovely twisted rope chain is adorned with a stunning Etruscan seed-pearl slide. The barrel-shaped slide is embellished with a row of delicate seed pearls that wrap around the center, exhibiting a wonderful shimmery luster, and a raised, Etruscan design decorates the entire surface, adding wonderful texture to the piece. Resting at the end of the chain is a swivel watch clasp stamped with an anchor on the side, which is perfect for hanging a favorite pendant or locket, if desired. The necklace fastens in the back with a simple spring ring clasp, stamped with a "585" gold purity mark. A wonderfully versatile Victorian piece, it would make a gorgeous everyday addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 18" long and is 1/16" thick. The barrel slide measures about 1/2" long and a little more than 1/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The slide is intact and moves easily along the chain. The swivel watch and spring ring clasp are secure and in good working condition.