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Victorian Vulcanite Chain and Cross Necklace

SKU

90-3-10304

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

From planet Vulcan ... not really. This unusual material of yesteryear* has been put to creative use in this beautifully designed and sculpted neck chain and cross. The larger lozenge shaped chain links are strikingly designed with ridged edges, and the lovely stylized cross measures an ample and impressive 4 by 2 1/2 inches. Chic and unique, circa 1875. *Vulcanite is compressed, vulcanised rubber originally developed by Charles Goodyear in the US and Thomas Hancock in England, circa 1844. It was used as an alternative to Jet, which was common for fashion and mourning jewelry in the mid-to-late Victorian era of the 19th century.

Details

Length:
4" cross
Width:
2 1/2 inch
Height:
11/16 inch chain
Chain Length:
20 1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
42 Grams
Period:
Victorian

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