Victorian Long Silver Snake Link Guard Chain
A fabulous thick A metallic element which is malleable and ductile, and white in colour, making it ideal for use in jewellery. It is usually mixed with copper to improve its hardness.
long snake link A long chain from which a key, watch or other object of use is hung.. It was made circa 1880. These guard chains were popular during the Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). era. They were used to hang accessories such as a pair of scissors or keys from. They are also known as “Muff Chains” as sometimes a muff was hung from them so that you could keep your hands warm in cold weather and not lose the muff. They are worn nowadays either full length, doubled or trebled up, or even knotted and look very decorative.
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