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Beautiful fancy antique Albert chain made in the 1890's

Many people now wear an Albert chain, or fob watch chain as they are also known as around the neck, however the Albert chain was originally designed to hold a pocket watch to a gents waistcoat. However when men put down their pocket watches in place of the "new" wrist watches at the turn of the 20th century, after a while women started to wear these around their neck, where they are more commonly worn today, and here is one that is so beautiful, all original and in wonderful condition.

Made in the 1890's in 9 carat rose gold, there is something so beautiful about antique rose gold with its warm tone and patina compared to a lot of modern rose gold that can be quite pink. The colour is so beautiful and looks even better against the skin where combined with the charming design, will always look perfect.

Measuring 40cm in length allows it to fit comfortably around the neck and the intricate detailing is just so beautiful and a real testament to the designs of a lovely bygone era.

This really is such a beautiful piece that will always be admired.


Stock# ET386

Circa: 1890



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Beautiful fancy antique Albert chain made in the 1890's.

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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