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  1. Rose-gold-or-bust
    Rough_Rock

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    by Rose-gold-or-bust » Aug 10, 2019
    I found this chain at an antiques store and it spoke to me so I bought it. The tag says it was Italian made but that’s all they know.

    Clasp reads 1/20 14kt GF which I know means 14kt gold filled — it is a vivid rose gold color. Another thread suggested that gold filled was common in Edwardian and Victorian times - can anyone confirm?

    Chain appears to be a fine (not chunky) link style with stationary beads every 3/4” or so. Can anyone tell me more about it. Approximate age based on the style?

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  2. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Aug 10, 2019
    Yes, gold filled was common at that time, but I don't think it is antique. The style more 1980s-90s.
    It's the clasp that looks too modern. Below are antique spring ring clasps. The lever should be more of a tab or ball shape, rather than a loop, which makes me think your chain is newer.
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  3. Rose-gold-or-bust
    Rough_Rock

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    by Rose-gold-or-bust » Aug 10, 2019
    Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge!
     
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  4. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Aug 10, 2019
    Thanks for sharing your jewelry with us!
    We love to see everyone's bling and exchange information and opinions!
     
    


    


  5. Rose-gold-or-bust
    Rough_Rock

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    by Rose-gold-or-bust » Aug 10, 2019
    It is a new interest of mine but I am loving learning and finding pieces that speak to me.
     
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  6. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 10, 2019
    I love gold filled jewelry because you can get the look without the price tag and it wears better than plated IMO. Pretty chain!
     

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