A versatile Albertina from the Victorian era, c 1870! The Victorian Albertina is made of nickel silver and is adorned with a charming Victorian tassel and a nephrite jade heart to the opposite end. The alternating link patterns are lovely - there is a Victorian bow-shaped flower and leaf embossed link which is flanked with double fetter links. A single rope twist chain along with double belcher chain make up two sections and a double belcher chain makes up another section. This style was also known as a leontine. The chain is divided by hollow beads and small rings. The varying styles form together to create a distinctive, unique design. A 'shepherd's' hook connection fastens the piece together.
In the day this Victorian Albertina was typically used as a half Albert. Said to be the 'ladies' version, a shorter chain for the practical function of typically allowing a fob watch to be attached to one end. However, today the piece can be worn as a double wrap bracelet, or alternatively a choker necklace. The length of the Albertina measures 14.5" inches (37cm).
A unique, quirky chain from a bygone era. A perfect piece of jewellery for the lady with distinct taste!