Antique: Gold Snake Chain Necklace, Watch Chain

Current Stock: 1
SKU: #GN256

This is an antique snake chain necklace. The links are extremely smooth, sinuous and snake-like. As close to liquid gold as one can get in a wearable form.

Its one of those pieces that even though it was made over 100 years ago, it has a modern aesthetic. The watch clip differentiates it from other snake chains and makes it easy to add charms or attach pendants. It can be worn in a variety of ways.

Dimensions & Details

  • The chain is 10 kt gold.
  • The chain is 17 inches long. If you want to wear it lariat style, it measures 14 1/4 with a 3 1/4 inch drop.
  • The necklace weighs 19.6 grams. 


  • Most likely U.S.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Late 19th c./ early 20th c.


  • It is in good antique condition. There are signs of wear and use commensurate with age. The lever on the bold ring is slightly smaller than usual, but it opens and closes securely. The dog clip also opens and closes securely.

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