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

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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 Sterling Silver (925/1000) neck chain is a more delicate version, with a mixture of 5mm and 15mm round links, and the chain closes with a hand-forged S-hook. Length: 47 cm hand-crafted. Weight approximately 13.2 gms.

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