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Show me your Antique or vintage chains please!

curiousrock

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I went down a rabbit hole on Etsy and eBay, somehow ended up needing an antique chain. :shifty: Inspiration from IG sellers showing these off as short chains/chokers… While I’m waiting for this to arrive, can you show me your antique or vintage chains? Bonus points if interesting pendants included!
 

curiousrock

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The chain that sparked my interest arrived! 14k and looks to me an art deco style watch chain (though I may be very wrong here). So nice and shiny after polishing :kiss2: The seller didn’t have any specific details of where or when it is from though.

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stracci2000

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I know the thread is about chains but I couldn’t let your intaglio pass by without comment - it’s amazing :kiss2:

Yes it is! It is bloodstone, but the photo shows it rather dark. It is forest green with little red flecks.
I bought this intaglio from the awesome @PreRaphaelite, who has impeccable taste!
 

Catmom

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This is my vintage DBY which I use as a chain for practically all my pendants. All OECs and OMCs.

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Catmom

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I've been looking for a piece like yours. It's perfect. And they are quite hard to find. You're so lucky to have this.

Thank you! I was lucky to have found it.
 

clairebc

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Antique watch chain I wore today as a bracelet! Works too as a necklace with a little extender (it’s 13” long).
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Vendor photo, the engraving is so pretty! I’ve been buying a bunch of filled/rolled gold chains until I figure out exactly what kind of style I like best.
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foxinsox

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Antique watch chain I wore today as a bracelet! Works too as a necklace with a little extender (it’s 13” long).
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Vendor photo, the engraving is so pretty! I’ve been buying a bunch of filled/rolled gold chains until I figure out exactly what kind of style I like best.
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That's so pretty! I’ve done the same thing re buying filled/rolled options to work out what I like. My problem now is that what l like doesn't seem to exist in solid gold or if it does, it's really expensive!
 

curiousrock

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That's so pretty! I’ve done the same thing re buying filled/rolled options to work out what I like. My problem now is that what l like doesn't seem to exist in solid gold or if it does, it's really expensive!

I got a rolled gold chain as well— makes a lot of sense especially for the heavier chains, they are quite an investment!!
 

clairebc

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That's so pretty! I’ve done the same thing re buying filled/rolled options to work out what I like. My problem now is that what l like doesn't seem to exist in solid gold or if it does, it's really expensive!

Thank you! I think for now I may be happy to have multiple filled/rolled gold options instead of fewer solid gold options.

Also, when I buy solid gold, I try to get as close to melt value as possible, which is quite limiting! And I cap myself at 2X melt value, unless I reeeeeeally love it :lol-2:
 

curiousrock

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Antique 18k & platinum chain with double dog clips. The gold is a little rosier than I was hoping for, but I still love it.

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Oooh looks very similar to my chain! I do love the rosier color of antique gold - looked for it specifically for my wedding band! Tell us more about the charm- is it enamel?
 

lala646

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Oooh looks very similar to my chain! I do love the rosier color of antique gold - looked for it specifically for my wedding band! Tell us more about the charm- is it enamel?

It's definitely has similarities to yours! And I love it with this little heart charm. I found the charm on The Real Real only after it had sold, and put a watch on it, and for some crazyinsane reason, the first buyer returned it and when I got the "Your watched item is available again!" email, I couldn't get it in my cart fast enough! It is enameled, and they claimed quite old, but who knows. All I know is, I love it!
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