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A Victorian Child's Ornate Book Chain Necklace in Rose Gold with Baroque Pearl offered by Nouveau Motley
Shop Home Page: http://www.NouveauMotley.etsy.com

For your consideration is this exceptional and eye catching Victorian book chain necklace that is from the 1870s. It was made for a child and so it is of a smaller size than that the adult ones but is still very wearable measuring 16 inches. Since it was a child's necklace it isn't just smaller as in the length of the chain, but the entire piece is crafted in miniature. The links are smaller, as is the pendant. This piece is utterly delightful in it's delicacy. The chain is made of rose gold fill and the pendant is yellow gold fill and features a white baroque pearl drop set in a design of flowing leaves. It closes with a push pin tube clasp.

Near Mint. Minimal signs of wear and patina due to age.

16 inches, with an additional drop of 2.5 inches (including pendant).
Pendant, itself, measures .75 inches (including bail) and is .5 an inch wide.

A few notes on antique and vintage items and my experience with them:

I have been raised around antiques. My uncle was an auctioneer and dealer since long before I was born and, having no children of his own, took me on to pass down his personal legacy. He has been teaching me about the subtleties and details in which one can tell the genuine article from the fake and reproduced since I was a small child. Since 1996 I have been working hand in hand with him in our antique businesses.

Making vintage inspired jewelry has also given me a leg up in the world of antique jewelry as lately I have seen the field flooded with antique reproductions made with the SAME EXACT components I make my handmade jewelry with. Its unfortunate, but true. The more frightening aspect of this is that when I occasionally and respectfully point out to these dealers that they are selling a reproduction piece they tend to get extremely hostile. Because of this, I have been holding my tongue more and more, but still feel awful about the bum deal someone is going to get.

While I have extensive knowledge of antiques and collectibles, there is no way the human brain, even with the aid of every price guide in print, could know everything about everything. I describe my antiques to the best of my ability and reference multiple sources before making educated statements about a piece. I stand behind what I sell and if you find out that a piece is not as described I will happily offer you a refund.
Rachael Victoria Adams

Victorian Book Chain Necklace A STUNNING and RARE Etruscan Revival Rose and Yellow Gold Fill with Baroque Pearl Circa 1880


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: antique necklace, gold, pearl
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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