45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique Victorian Nickel Silver Tassel Nephrite Albertina Bracelet or Necklace

Antique Victorian Nickel Silver Tassel Nephrite Albertina Bracelet or Necklace

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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 li ...Read more
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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!

Item Details

Victorian era, c1870
Silver nickel
Natural nephrite jade heart, bright spinach green colour, semi translucent
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26.26 grams
14.5" inches (37cm) total length
Very good antique condition! Normal surface wear and there are two small beads which are missing from the tassel chain ends, as well some small dings to the fetter links. Overall, and considering the 140+ age of the piece it is in well-preserved condition. A gorgeous antique treasure to adore for another century!
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