Ornate Antique Bar Link & Curb Chain Necklace, Gold filled, 17.5”
There’s a story here. Let me tell you.
This gold fill bar and curb link chain necklace was made in the 1930s or 1940s. How do we know? The makers mark S.P. for Friedrich Speidel Pforzheim—one of the most respected originators of rolled gold jewelry from the late 1880s to 1960s.
The original Speidel workshops were located in Germany and eventually expanded into the US.
I believe she comes from Germany, because at some point she crossed the channel to England and ended up in an estate sale in Birmingham.
Bar link chains intersperse bar links and curb link chain. In this case, the bars are pierced with a central piece of open wire work. While the bars were machine stamped, the wire work looks hand finished.
The large spring clasp is in really good shape, and as you can see in the pictures, is a great home for your favorite pendants or charms.
If you’re a minimalist, I suggest wearing this special piece alone. Or add a great charm or pendant to the oversized spring clasp for that antique-cum-modern look.
If you believe more is more—then layer this piece with longer and shorter necklaces. Mix in pearls, attach pendants of different lengths and let her be the antique star of your show.
The diamond cross charm is available in the Charmed by SPJ section.
* 17.5 inches long
* Maker’s mark S.P. for Friedrich Speidel Pforzheim
* Made in Germany 1930s/40s
* Oversized spring clasp
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.
But they do show gentle signs of their age and history. And they deserve to be treated with care and love. Each piece is unique and tells its own story, and unless noted, cannot be altered.
Please reach out with any questions. I’m always happy to hear from you.
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.