Antique Pendant with Handwoven Gold-Filled Chainmaille

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This one-of-a-kind necklace features an antique gold-filled pendant with a a cluster of grapes.   The pendant was originally a locket, circa 1900, that has been soldered closed.  

The chain is a combination of handwoven, gold-filled chainmaille and antique book chain segments.

Details and Materials

  • 22" long, can also be worn as short as 16"
  • locket is 30 mm in diameter
  • with the jump ring, book chain link and pocket watch clip, the pendant drops about 3" from the chain.
  • gold-filled lobster clasp and jump rings
  • antique locket 
  • antique book chain links
  • antique watch clip

Origin Story

Book chain necklaces feature links shaped like the bindings of books, and were during the Victorian era. This necklace style re-emerged throughout the 20th century during various Victorian revival periods, particularly during the late 1930's and 40's.