Early Retro Gold-Plated Fancy Link + Faux Amethyst Guard Chain Necklace 44"
An absolutely lovely guard chain from the early Retro (ca1930s) era! This wonderful piece is comprised of ornate gold-plated links patterned with purple crystals which come together to create a flowing and feminine design. Sections of chain alternate with the beautifully faceted crystal stones, which are bezel set and display a gorgeous purple color, mimicking the appearance of real amethyst. The generous length of the piece allows it to slip easily on overhead, however, a large spring ring clasp provides the option to pair with a complementary pendant or comfortably double or even triple the length. This versatile and beautifully made piece would make a wonderful addition to any antique collection!
Measurements: The entire length of the chain measures approximately 44" long. The crystals, bezels excluded, measure about 5/16" by 1/4" and the chain sections are nearly 1 3/4" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-plated links or to the crystal stones. The spring-ring clasp is secure and in good working condition.