Sterling Silver (925/1000) Neck Chain - oval links

Index SOLD  Price:  $NZ 300 (estimate)   Available on Order - expect 2 weeks for making and delivery.

Open-link chain necklaces appear as early as 200 B.C.E. in Greece. They were extremely popular in Europe during the 16th Century C.E., especially in Tudor and Elizabethan England. A statement of status and wealth, solid gold or silver open-link chains were worn on their own or with pendants, and King Henry VIII often gave heavy gold chains as gifts to visiting Ambassadors or those of his Subjects who had done a great service.

Once again high fashion, this 64cm hand-crafted Sterling Silver (925/1000) neck chain is a more delicate version, weighing approximately 13.6 gms. The links are 20mm ovals which have been hammer-forged to lie in the same plane, and the chain closes with a hand-forged S-hook.

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