Victorian 16" Natural Gold Nugget Chain
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An outstanding, Victorian, gold-rush-era chain, whose twenty-five natural gold nugget stations are connected by individual 14k gold links. The high-color, 22 - 24k gold nuggets are similar in size, but are various in form and texture— we love natural nuggets because, like small "found" sculptures, each has its own truly-unique character! This antique chain is a rarity. At 16” long, it makes a great short layer in an arrangement of necklaces. It can also be doubled and worn as a bracelet! This closes with an unusual, period, clip-style clasp. It has a comforting heft, and big gold vibes.
22-24k natural gold nuggets
c. 1890 - 1900
Total length is approx 16"; nuggets average approx 8 mm long and vary in width from about 5 mm - 6.5 mm; weight is approx 28.4 grams.