Besides the normal wear, there are 2 stencil (pierced) links that have minuscule indents. The rectangular links have 4 links which do not look perfect or smooth as the others. One of them has a minuscule cut/ding (please see photo #5). Three of them do not have the solid plain look, almost stain/dyed like (Please see photo #6 & #7 left side photo).This may be the cause from acid testing. However, I do not see any damages. This may have simply be the result of it being handmade. Lastly, one of the original pierced stencil link was not pierced, the designer must have overlooked (Please see photo #7 right side photo). The overall condition is quite impressive, considering it is over 137 years old.
There is minor patina and has not been professionally cleaned. I leave this up to the new owner. I have only gently wiped with soft jewelry cleaning cloth. A very beautiful original collar like this is rare to find these days and highly desirable, especially in such lovely condition.Length Approximately: 16.5 inches, not including the bolt ring. Weight Approximately: 17.3 grams. Origin: England Circa 1880/ Victorian Era. A photo with information for this piece will be included.
Also, it is not reclaimed, recycled, or altered, in any way, otherwise it would lose its value. Under good care, owning an unaltered piece of antique such as this is an investment now and in the years to come. Please feel free to message me if there is anything I left out. This collar will arrive carefully presented in a gift box.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS. The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Collar Book Chain Choker Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, April 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "blackpersimmons" and is located in Cerritos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.