Smooth vintage snake chain in yellow gold, Germany around 1980

This 18-karat yellow gold necklace shines in a rich golden hue and features a bold snake pattern. This form of snake chain is composed of cleverly waved links that are arranged in a staggered manner so as to create the impression of a continuous round body that is indeed somewhat reminiscent of snakeskin. This design form, combined with the resulting volume of the piece of jewellery, also makes this snake chain the ideal companion for everyday wear. It can be worn on its own but also becomes a real eye-catcher in combination with a pendant. The chain has a diameter of about 2.4 millimeters and is securely closed with a spring ring. A length of about 37.5 centimetres makes it a necklace close to the neck. The piece of jewellery comes from German production and was probably created in the years around 1980, it found its way to us here in Berlin.

Some jewelry designs are so timeless that they have been produced almost unchanged for many generations. These include in a special way the classic chain designs, which exist in different sizes as necklaces and bracelets. Whether armoured, Venetian or anchor chains, their basic shapes have been known since time immemorial. Only the way they are processed has changed over the years.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.