14ct Yellow Gold 17” Chain c. 1880

The Curio


Once in a while, we have the pleasure of acquiring a jewel that seems to exist outside the bounds of historical eras that we associate with jewelry design, unfettered by fads and fashion, merely classic and everlasting. This rare “bagel link” chain has been constructed from thousands of golden spheres to rest salaciously on the collarbone of its wearer in a fashion that would be, as at home in the 1880’s, as at home in the 1960’s, and as today in the 2020’s. Perfect for a masculine or feminine ensemble, the hand engraved rectangular box clasp continues the luxuriant line of this chain while enhancing the genderless fluidity of its construction. I am certain that the next wearer will treasure this singular late Victorian beauty. 

Materials and Features: 

14ct yellow gold


Late Victorian, American




Weight: 19.43 grams

Dimensions: 17” long

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

14ct Yellow Gold 17” Chain c. 1880

Sale price Price $2,150.00 Regular price