A rare antique Edwardian English 15 carat gold long guard necklace chain. Could be able to wear as a 2/3 rows chain.

Variously known as a long guard, guard, or muff chains and were variously used at different periods for suspending ladies watches, keys to the wine cellar or tea caddy, and latterly for passing through a muff to keep her hands warm. The common denominator for all of these chains is the length which is usually around 50 -60 inches to facilitate the traditional uses.

Chain Length 55 inches.



  • Metal-Gold,15k Gold,Yellow Gold

  • Weight-31.6 g

  • Dimensions-Length: 55 in. (1397 mm)

  • Style-Edwardian

  • Place of Origin-United Kingdom

  • Period-1900-1909

  • Date of Manufacture-1900

  • Condition-Excellent

  • Seller Location-London, GB

  • Reference Number-1stDibs: LU1168110944562

Antique Edwardian 15 Carat Gold Long Guard Chain or 2/3 Rows Gold Chain


    Not for the world. Why, man, she is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.

    William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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