Long Antique Foxtail Link Guard Chain, Rolled Gold

Long Antique Foxtail Link Guard Chain, Rolled Gold


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I love the intricacy of a foxtail link chain. V-shaped links are interlocked around a central ring to create a tightly woven chain that is sturdy yet wonderfully fluid.

It’s a link style that dates back centuries—probably to the master jewelers of Italy. As for the name, I’ve heard different theories. Most say it comes from the pattern of fur on a fox’s tail. Others say the pattern mimics a sheath of foxtail grass. Either way, I love that it was inspired by what we see in nature.

This antique foxtail guard chain is a sensuous example of this kind of link. She’s long and fluid with a gorgeous mellow rolled gold patina. She’s sexy without shouting “look at me!” You just have to pay attention. The original dog clip is a perfect place to add your favorite pendants and charms.

In the pictures I’ve styled her with a diamond leaf pendant. The pendant is sold separately.

Design Details:
* Antique Rolled Gold Guard Chain
* Foxtail link
* 52 inches long
* Original dog clip

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 special 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.


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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.