Skip to content

We're on vacation from 12/22 — 1/4. Shipping will resume on 1/5.

Victorian Gunmetal Necklace


Copper, zinc, and tin have been used in combination for at least two thousand years. Together, these three alloys make a single metal of superior strength. People began calling it “gunmetal” after it was used to build cannons in the Middle Ages. Characterized by its matte, dark gray appearance, gunmetal has long been abandoned for use in weaponry in favor of the more durable steel, but it has retained a place in the manufacture of jewelry. When polished, it's so pretty.


  • Materials


  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    24" length

Need more photos?

Send us an email to request photos of this piece on a model.





please note:Terms of Sale

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.