Long Antique Bar Link Guard Chain Necklace with Faceted Amethyst & Seed Pearl Stations, Rolled Gold
First a little history...Muff chains or long guards were popular throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century. They were worn over a cape or fitted jacket, with a fur or velvet muff attached to the dog clip on the end. Ladies could release their hands from the warmth of the muff without fear of the muff dropping to the ground or getting lost.
While we may not be wearing muffs anymore, these beautiful long chains make a rich, storied addition to your jewelry wardrobe.
This antique assemblage necklace is an excellent example of rolled gold from the 1920s. She’s extra long, and combines a belcher link with architectural bar links that add an industrial edge and interesting structure.
I’ve added wire-wrapped stations of pale lavender faceted amethyst and fine grey seed pearls—for a touch of sparkle and elegant color.
The long guard chain is in excellent condition—a mellow rolled gold finish with wonderful patina that can be mixed with everything. The attached dog clip works perfectly as a pendant and charm holder.
This piece appeals to the woman with a creative spirit. Who enjoys playing with lengths and layers. Who appreciates how pearls flatter, even at their smallest. And who's a bit of a nerd about the history of beautiful things.
I suggest wearing this necklace with an open collared shirt when worn tight at the neck, or long over dresses and sweaters. Add a large pendant, watch fob or coin for impact to the working dog clip.
In my pictures, I’ve styled her with a variety of antique pendants and fobs. Please send me a message for details and availability.
* 52 inches long
* Antique bar link and faceted belcher link chain
* Faceted Amethyst & Seed Pearl stations—hand wire wrapped on 14k gold fill wire.
* Beautiful rolled gold finish
* Original swivel dog clip for pendants
For the Antik By SPJ collection, I take great care to find very special antique and vintage jewelry pieces and components that are of exceptional quality. It’s my passion to revive their beauty and craftsmanship in a relevant, chic way.
Given their age, they may show gentle signs of their history. And they deserve to be treated with care and love. Each piece tells its own story, and unless noted, cannot be altered.
Shipping from United States
We'll try to get your SPJ piece to you within 7 days. If we need more time, we'll let you know when you place your order.
To insure and track each piece, we ship via Priority Mail throughout the United Staes. Lucky you, domestic shipping is free!
For international orders to Europe and Canada, we use Priority Mail International. It lets us track and insure your package--and to date, has been the most reliable service for the least cost. Delivery times run between 6-14 business days, depending on destination.
PLEASE NOTE: We declare the full value of the item on the customs form, so you may be charged a customs fee upon delivery.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Of course we want everyone to love their SPJ pieces. But we understand that people change their minds...
So, we're happy to issue a store credit for any returned pieces within 14 days. You will need to pay for return shipping.
If your SPJ piece has been damaged during shipping, please return it within 7 days and we will try to repair or replace it if possible.
Jewelry is very personal. So if you see a piece of SPJ that you love, but wish it were longer or shorter or maybe bright blue...ask us.
When possible, we're happy to customize a piece for you.