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Late Victorian Bicolor Albert Chain

We call them "Albert chains" because Prince Albert, Victoria's notoriously oversexed husband, wore one to tote around his pocketwatch. Traditionally these chains have a T-bar on one end used to affix the chain to a vest buttonhole. In the 21st century, they're sought after - especially with their original hardware - to wear as necklaces. Use the clips to add all your charms. This Albert chain, in sterling silver and 18k gold, is perfect in every way: texture, length, styling options. 


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), sterling silver

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    15 3/4" length, 7/8" toggle with chain

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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