Antique Victorian Engraved Sterling Silver Book Chain - 18.25"
Details: A chunky sterling silver book chain with engraved details. The wide links - which feature a lovely abstract floral engraving at front - alternate with round links. We love the large spring ring closure worn in front with charms or pendants attached but the necklace also works as a collar-style piece with the closure worn to the back.
In the late 1800's, more women were entering the work force and they needed "day" jewelry. Sterling silver necklaces such as these were considered appropriate daytime pieces.
Measurements: Approximately 1/4" wide (at widest point). The length is 18.25".
Origin: American, c. 1880.