In the 19th century, nearly everyone sported chains, whether to hold a pocket watch or other utilitarian charms like wax seals at the waist, or to hold a locket or memorial pendant around the neck. Though they serve a purpose, they remain beautiful pieces of jewelry, ranging in materials and styles– status symbols, as well as gestures of fashion. This uniquely linked 18k bright yellow gold chain stands out for its rich, vertebrae-like design. Ridges on its links and large spring ring give the piece a subtle texture that makes the necklace distinctly antique, even with its recent high polish. At 1/2 inch wide, it catches the eye, no matter how it is worn. It makes the perfect choker necklace at 15 inches long. The spring ring is about 5/8 inch wide.