My eyes lit up when I saw this chain hiding in a cabinet surrounded by costume jewellery and I was certain that she was a high carat piece. Being ever the professional, I didn't have my loup with me but the dealer flung me his and I couldn't believe it when I saw the stamps for 9 carat gold. The colour! The weight!
She's been ever so well made, the way she slinks and slithers is really something. Just over 12 grams in weight, she hangs with substance which is important for this kind of chain, she is sturdy and robust, there is nothing flimsy about her.
The big bolt clasp is a bonus and means she can be worn either way round and used as a charm holder if you so wish.
A real classic!
Stunning vintage snake chain
Material - 9ct gold
Hallmarks - 9 | 375 | London | 1977 | RGS (RG Springall & Co)
Country of origin - England
Total length - 16.75"
Width - 1.8mm
Weight - 12.3g
Condition - excellent vintage condition with fluid movement. There is a slight kink near the bolt clasp end which doesn't affect the look or integrity of the chain in any way.
All of my pieces are at the very least pre-owned and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying second hand jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and condition statements and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy. Please study the photos carefully as they form part of the condition statement.