Victorian French Sterling/10kt Mixed Metals Muff Chain Necklace 54.5"
A lovely mixed metals muff chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver with 10kt rose gold plated accents, this French-made necklace is particularly long and has a lovely feminine appeal. Each ellipse-shaped link is framed with a twisted rope border and has a delicately engraved wire loop in its center. Resting in the middle of each link is a rose gold plated ring, giving the piece an attractive accent of color. The links alternate with sections of connect chain, many of which are stamped with the French crab hallmark. The chain fastens together with a spring ring clasp stamped "STERLING," however, thanks to its generous length, the necklace can be easily slipped on and off overhead. It doubles up nicely for a stylish layered look, or can be paired with pendants for endless versatility. A beautiful and unique piece, this chain would look incredible worn every day!
Measurements: The chain measures 54.5" in total length. Each ellipse-shaped link measures approximately 1/2" wide, a little under 1/4" tall, and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage sterling silver or rose gold links. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.