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5.79ct Garnet and Pearl, 18ct Rose Gold Albertina Watch Chain - Antique French Circa 1880

An exceptional 5.79 carat garnet and seed pearl, 18 carat rose gold ladies Albertina watch chain; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: C2711

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5.79ct Garnet and Pearl, 18ct Rose Gold Albertina Watch Chain - Antique French Circa 1880


This stunning, fine and impressive ladies Albertina watch chain* has been crafted in 18ct rose gold.

The links that make up this antique watch chain are faceted, and hallmarked four times with the French mark for 18ct gold (eagle's head), and are each counter struck to the reverse with the Bigorne pattern.

A feature cluster style link ornaments the chain, set with a cabochon cut garnet and sixteen seed pearls.

The cluster style link is flanked on either side by a shaped link, each set with a further two seed pearls.

A further four shaped links accent the chain, each set with two seed pearls.

The Albertina chain is fitted to one end with a swivel clasp, and displays a seal fob to the other.

The seal fob is ornamented with two cabochon cut garnets and thirty-two seed pearls, and is struck with the French eagle's head hallmark and lozenge shaped maker's mark.

The chain secures with a large bolt ring fastening, accented with a further sight seed pearls.

This gold watch chain with garnets is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

* An Albertina watch chain is very similar to an Albert watch chain, the only difference being that typically an Albertina watch chain is more decorative. An Albertina usually includes design motifs that were quintessential to the Victorian era, these include: tassels, hearts, fobs, and balls.

In the Victorian era Albertina watch chains were often used as pieces of decorative jewellery, rather than for their initial purpose of bearing a pocket watch.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

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This stunning antique Albertina ladies watch chain is exceptional quality set with seed pearls and garnets.

The chain is a very good gauge of gold and is in excellent condition with clear counter struck French hallmarks.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of garnet jewellery/estate jewelry.

Garnet Quality

Colour Red

Cut Cabochon

Content 5.79 carats


Diameter of Clasp 1.67cm/0.66"

Length of Fob 2.7cm/1.06"

Chain Length 24.3cm/9.57"


27.14 grams

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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