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Victorian, 1830s to 1900s


Victorian Slide Chain Necklace with Opals

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This beautiful antique Victorian slide chain necklace has a very nice slide adorned with Opals and seed pearls. The rolo style chain is finished with two round gold drops instead of the expected latch closure.

The slide itself has a very interesting design, shaped as two hearts at an angle. The space in between is adorned with twisted wire circles, Byzantine Revival style.

The chain is 40 inches long, it has no clasp. The slide has lost the spring but if you knot the chain ends right where you want the slide, it stays in place well. Please look at the photos for reference. You can also wear it by wrapping the chain around the neck and passing the end through the loop created, as in the second picture.

This antique necklace is made of gold filled. The opals and seed pearls are natural, The diameter of the pearls is about 1.3mm and the opals are 1.8mm. The chain is very nice with good weight and measures 2mm wide.

In excellent condition overall, estimated to date from the 1900's.


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Size Chart

This information is intended to help you understand our sizing methods.

Please note many small measurements are in millimeters. It is a Jewelry Industry standard for accuracy.

You can download and print the Ring Sizing Chart. Make sure to follow the directions closely for best accuracy. Most rings can be re-sized unless otherwise noted. The cost of sizing is not included, please inquire with ring information and size required for an estimate.

Our model's hand is approximately 5" wide or 12 cm as seen in this image: 

Our Estate Jewelry measuring guide - model's hand.

We measure bracelets based on their wearable length, not the actual length. We do this because chunky bracelets will have a smaller wearable length than the actual length as the thickness of the bracelet reduces the internal measurement. If at any time you would like the actual length and is not in the description, please feel free to contact us.

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