Materials: solid 18k yellow gold throughout (unmarked; tested with electronic gold tester)
Weight: 18.8 grams
Workmanship origin: British
Length: 38.8 cm (15.2 in)
Diameter of links: 7 mm
Dimension of clasp: 15.7 x 12.2 mm
Condition: the clasp is original to the chain; the joint between the link body to the clasp is clean and original. However, solder marks can be seen on the seams of the first links, suggesting this chain was shortened to the current choker length. The link patterns are crisp and well-preserved. A few of the links have very tiny (difficult to notice) sawtooth-like nibbles, which is common to Georgian chains from this era, created due to the soft 18k links grinding and catching against each other over a long time. One or two links have original seams that appear weak; my jeweler stabilized these against further wear with a coat of high-strength jeweler’s epoxy (HXTAL NYL-1) to the underside. While strong and non-discoloring, this reinforcement can be removed by soaking the links in acetone.