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Antique rose gold curb link and facetted belcher link Albert chain

The Albert chain or fob watch chain as they are also known as, was originally designed to hold a gents pocket watch on a vest, however a full double Albert such as this one here, is more commonly worn around a woman’s neck were they sit perfectly.

This is a very beautiful and unique antique rose gold curb link and facetted belcher link Albert chain that was made in the early 1900's, and not only looks so beautiful thanks to the lovely warm colour emanating from the rose gold, but also has such an incredible tactile feel to it thanks to the round belcher links set amongst the curb links.

The curb link is a common design seen in antique Albert chains, however this one also has the rounded facetted style belcher links that look and feel so beautiful.

Measuring 40cm from end to end, this is a full length Albert chain in original condition without any added or altered links and sits so well around the neck.

In wonderful condition and an equally wonderful design, this is a perfect example of an original antique Albert chain that looks as good today as when it was made all those years ago.


Stock# ES8276

Circa: 1900


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Antique rose gold curb link and facetted belcher link Albert chain

A brief history on Albert chains:

The Albert chain, or Prince Albert chain as it is also known by was designed in the 1800’s for Prince Albert to fit through a waist coat and hold a pocket watch on one end and the key to wind it on the other.

These were often made in sterling silver or gold as well as base metals such as rolled gold and some from the Art Deco era of the 1920’s to the 1940’s being made in platinum or a combination of platinum and gold.

A double length one ie two chains leading to a tee bar is a double Albert and one where the tee bar is at one end and a swivel or bolt ring at the other is known as a half Albert.
However in the early 1900’s with the increase in popularity of wrist watches, the gentleman of the house put these chains down and started to wear the wrist watch and now years later woman wear these around their neck where they are quite often seen today.

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