Victorian / Early Edwardian Rolled Gold Guard Chain Circa 1900
Rolled gold is a hybrid material, consisting of a thin layer of gold that's mechanically bonded or heat-fused to one or both sides of a base metal (often brass or copper), then rolled out into sheets to create jewellery.
Rolled gold was first created in the 19th century in England where it became a popular choice in the making of costume jewellery. It allowed designers to create statement pieces that looked exactly like gold but came at a fraction of the price. The quality was also much better than gold plating and the pieces lasted longer.
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