Victorian Vulcanite Long Guard Chain
An impressive chain which can go around the neck twice or be worn long. It was made in the late Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). period circa 1890. Vulcanite is a hard, readily cut and polished rubber, obtained by vulcanizing rubber with a large amount of sulphur. It became widely used in the later Victorian period in the manufacture of Rings made especially to mark the death of a loved one. Often called 'memento mori' rings. Rare examples survive intact and are highly collectable. jewellery.
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