12K GOLD FILLED BOOK CHAIN 24 INCHES LONG 16.5 GRAMS SPRING RING CLASP. 12K GOLD FILLED 60 INCHES MESH STATION NECKLACE SWIRL BALLS SPRING RING CLASP 3.12K GOLD FILLED 30 INCHES LONG DOUBLE TWIST ROPE NECKLACE SPRING RING CLASP. 12K GOLD STATION NECKLACE 30 INCHES LONG FLOATING OPEN FILIGREE STATIONS SPRING RING CLASP. VICTORIAN BOOK MARK CHAIN UNMARKED FOLD OVER CLASP. The modern gold filled wire and sheet metal technique was discovered in 1817 by John Turner, an Englishman, who patented his discovery.
This form of gold roared into fashion in the decadent early Victorian Era, but there were no standards yet as to quality or thickness of the gold layer: the line between plated and the thick layer of gold filled was fuzzy. Victorias son, Edward, became king in 1901, and fashion changed to favor light, delicate, subdued jewelry in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements. Rolled gold jewelry gave way to delicate filigree.However, gold plated pieces werent out of favor long: with World War I consuming resources such as the then-popular platinum, silver, and of course gold, rolled gold came back into style in the late 1930s. Now this style was called gold filled, and finally began to be regulated. This was the process of fusing the gold to the base metal underneath, preventing flaking. The item "ANTIQUE ESTATE LOT OF 5 12K GF CHAINS BOOK MARK CHAIN VICTORIAN ART DECO BRASS" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.