Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Collar Choker with Coin Charms Necklace
Acquiring English sterling silver collar has been an obsession. I have accumulated quite a collection. This spectacular collar is from my personal collection.
This impeccable Victorian sterling silver collar was hand crafted in England around the 1880s. There is a loop which falls right in the center, on the back of the collar to allow hanging of a locket or a pendant. (Please see photo #6 top ). The slide clasp/lock snaps shut and is in great working condition. This is a rare design, and it's amazing that none of the coin charms are missing. This is a wonderful piece, it can be worn with or without a pendant/locket to accommodate different styles of clothing.
This collar was tested to be sterling silver, it is unmarked which is typical. To my knowledge, the bolt ring is original to the period but not made of sterling silver. This listing is for only the collar necklace as shown in photo #1.
Since acquiring this collar, it has been sitting in a box most of the time. It is still in the same condition since I acquired it. Besides the normal wear, there is 1 imperfection on the back of a circle disk (Please see photo #6 bottom). It does not spoil the integrity or beauty of this collar. This must have been treasured, despite being over 137 years old, it is in fantastic condition!
There are no damages or repairs. There is minor patina and has not been professionally cleaned. I leave this up to the new owner. I have only gently wiped with soft jewelry cleaning cloth. A very beautiful original collar like this is rare to find these days and highly desirable, especially in such lovely condition.
Length Approximately: 16.4” inches, not including slide clasp/lock.
Weight Approximately: 52.4 grams.
Origin: England Circa 1880/ Victorian Era.
Purchased directly from an Antique Professional in England.
A photo with information for this piece will be included. This is what I kept for insurance purpose.
This piece was not purchased at a flea market type of place. Also, it is not reclaimed, recycled, or altered, in any way, otherwise it would lose its value. Under good care, owning an unaltered piece of antique such as this is an investment now and in the years to come.
I have been specifically an antique collar buyer, for that reason, I do my best providing my descriptions as accurate as possible, and to point out flaws wherever I see them. I have included every detailed info that I would want to know as a buyer. Please feel free to message me if there is anything I left out.
This collar will arrive carefully presented in the gift box as shown.