Knowing it's platinum...

Classic platinum anchor chain, 45 cm long, Pforzheim 2021

Platinum is a very special jewellery metal. Although it has been known in Europe since the beginning of the 16th century - the first deposits were found in South America - and numerous alchemists have repeatedly studied its properties, it has only been used for jewellery production since the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the high temperatures necessary for its processing, it was hardly usable before. The great strength of the metal, however, allows the elaboration of the finest and eyelets and bars, which nevertheless defy all stresses. At the beginning of the 20th century, the price of platinum was many times higher than that of gold, so that only the most precious jewels were made in this material and are known to us today as so-called white jewels. Since well-preserved antique platinum chains are hard to find in the trade, we have had some classic anchor chains made of 950/000 platinum by a traditional manufacturer in Pforzheim. These chains with a length of 45 centimetres are ideal for giving pendants from the years of the Belle Époque or white jewels from the Art Deco period a dignified hold. We have opted for a classic round anchor pattern and a sturdy carabiner as the clasp.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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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.

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