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14K Gold Victorian Rope Chain Necklace with Diamond Slide


This Victorian-era piece would have traditionally been used as a watch chain, but now makes a unique necklace that can be worn in a multitude of ways. The geometric x-like slide contains a tiny diamond that was set by carving a star in the gold, and then bead-setting the diamond into place. The slide still works and firmly holds its position, allowing it to be moved up and down on the chain to create different shapes, styles, and looks. 

The slide on the chain functions much like that of a bolo tie. The chain is long, so it can be looped and worn twice, with a charm or pendant clasped into the chain. It can also be fed through like a lariat for a double chain with the slide dangling beautifully at the bottom of the necklace. The chain can even be clipped onto itself for layering, or to create teardrop shapes, making this an elegant, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

The rope chain is 49 inches long, and the piece weighs 19.1 grams. The round, transitional cut diamond is 2mm. 

Circa 1900.

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