Antique Victorian Pinchbeck Long Guard Chain
Ring Size Guide
Our antique and vintage rings are one-of-a-kind pieces which vary in size. To find out your ring size download our ring size guide, it will guide you through either measuring an exisiting ring or measuring your finger with our cut out sizer.
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International Ring Size Guide
|Size K||5 1/2||50||16.0mm|
|Size M||6 1/2||53||16.8mm|
|Size O||7 1/2||55||17.6mm|
Gifting a Vintage & Antique Ring
If you are buying a ring as a gift, measure an existing ring for the correct finger. Please refer to our downloadable Ring Size Guide to measure the ring size.
We offer free returns and gift wrapping, if the ring you have chosen is the incorrect size you can easily send it back to us. If you need any help contact Tiffany & Gillian via email email@example.com or call us on 07939212983 to discuss ring sizing options.
Our antique and vintage bracelets are one-of-a-kind pieces which vary in length. To find out the best bracelet length for you please use our guide below.
Bracelet Size Guide
Measure your Wrist Size
To find your perfect bracelet size, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Take a flexible tape measurement or a strip of paper and place it below the wrist bone or where you would normally wear the bracelet.
Step 2: If you are using a strip of paper, mark the paper and then use a ruler to measure the length.
Step 3: Now you have your wrist size, you can add 1/4" for a snug fit, 3/4" for comfort fit or 1 1/4" for a loose fit.
We offer free returns and gift wrapping, if the bracelet you have chosen is the incorrect size you can easily send it back to us. If you need any help contact Tiffany & Gillian via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07939212983 to discuss bracelet sizing options.
Our antique and vintage necklaces are one-of-a-kind pieces which vary in lengths. To find out the best necklace length for you please use our guide below.
Necklace Length Guide
A 14" necklace fits just around then like a chocker.
A 16" necklace will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
A 18" necklace will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
A 20" necklace will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
A 22" necklace will fall below a standard neckline.
A 24" necklace will fall below a standard neckline..
A 36" necklace will fall bellow the bust.
We offer returns and gift wrapping, if the necklace you have chosen is the incorrect size you can easily send it back to us. If you need any help contact Tiffany & Gillian via email email@example.com or call us on 07939212983 to discuss necklace sizing options.
Our antique and vintage earrings are one-of-a-kind pieces which vary in size. To understand the size of a pair of earrings we included an illustration below for the drop of an earring.
Type of Earrings
Throughout history earring styles have changes from delicate Edwardian screws to showstopping 1980's pieces.
Wire Back: Until the late 1800s fish hook or shepherd hook earrings were the most popular style of earring. These types of earrings are confortable and secure to wear.
Screw Back: Screw back earrings were invented in 1894 this allowed women to wear earrings without piecing their ears. The earring back has a screw which applies pressure to the earlobe to keep the earring in place.
Clip On: Clip on earrings started to became popular in the 1920's up to the 1980's. Wearing clip on earrings is particular good if the earrings are very large, as they do not drag the ear lope down. A clip earring is spring-loaded to confortably hold the earring on the earlobe.
We offer returns and gift wrapping, if the earrings you have chosen is the incorrect size you can easily send it back to us. If you need any help contact Tiffany & Gillian via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07939212983 to discuss earring sizing options.
All orders are delivered using the Royal Mail. Please see the delivery options below. Please be aware all delivery options need to be signed for and require somebody at the delivery address to receive the parcel. If you do not see the delivery option you require, please contact us and we will do everything we can to get the jewellery to you on time.
|Next Day Delivery Signed For (UK)||Next Day||CONTACT US|
2nd Class Signed For (UK)
2-3 Working Days
Free (orders over £75) or £3.95
|Worldwide Delivery Signed For (Global)||
5-7 Working Days
Free (orders over £75) or £10.00
|Royal Mail 2nd Class (UK)||1-2 Working Days||£1.00 (Greetings Cards) £3.00 (Global)|
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DATES
Monday 3rd December - Africa, Middle East
Thursday 6th December - Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Friday 7th December - Caribbean, Central and South America
Sunday 9th December - Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Thursday 13 December - Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
Friday 14th December - Finland, Sweden
Sunday 16th December - Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Monday 17 December - Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Friday 21st December - United Kingdom
All items purchased at MAYVEDA can be returned once we have been notified within 14 days of receiving your purchase. You have another 14 days to return the goods once we have been notified. You may send the piece back to us with the choice of a full refund or an exchange. Please note that items must be returned in their original packaging in the same condition they were delivered.
Please return all items using a postal option that requires a signature upon delivery, protecting the sender against lost items. We can only refund the cost of items when they have been received by us. Before sending your piece back please contact us at email@example.com for details on how to return your item.
Payment & Security
How do I pay and is it secure?
Payment is processed using ‘Stripe’ for a guaranteed secure payment service. Stripe is the leading online payment processing service designed to protect your online details and identity. Alternatively we accept bank transfers and cheques. Please contact our office for further information regarding bank transfers and the use of cheques.
Is the delivery safe and secure?
All items are sent by the Royal Mail, using their secure ‘Special Delivery’ or ‘Signed For’ service within the UK or ‘International Signed For’ service abroad. All items are tracked and tracking numbers can be provided. Urgent items can be delivered the next day if the order is placed by 1pm. Please be aware all delivery options need to be signed for and require somebody at the delivery address to receive the parcel.
All items will be dispatched within 48hrs of receiving payment with the exception of urgent items which will be send on that day. An email will be sent to notify you that the item has been sent.
All items ordered at MAYVEDA will be placed in our personalised signature packaging. The piece will be further wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a protective envelope ready to be safely and securely delivered.
What is the quality of the jewellery?
Antique and vintage jewellery normally show signs of age. At MAYVEDA we aim to sell items that are in excellent vintage condition. Exceptions are sometimes made if the piece is particularly unique or rare. All items are described in great detail indicating any flaws in the piece. Any items that do not meet the expectation of the customer can be returned within 7 days, with a full money back guarantee.
How accurate are the measurements and dates of the jewellery?
The measurements of the pieces provided on our website are approximations to provide a guide for our customers.
MAYVEDA seeks to provide accurate dates for each item through knowledge, understanding and research. Unmarked items are very difficult to date and therefore such dates must be regarded as estimates, though we strive to be as accurate as we can. The dates on all marked items should be accurate if carrying hallmarks and makers marks.
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Antique Victorian (1837-1901) Pinchbeck long guard chain set in pinchbeck with a gilt clip. The chain is designed to be layered in multiple ways, charms can be attached to the clip. This necklace is very versatile. Pinchbeck long guard chains are rare to find.
Pinchbeck is a metal alloy consisting of brass, zinc and copper made by Christopher Pinchbeck in the 1720s. He was a London clockmaker and Pinchbeck was developed as an alternative to gold. The material was cheaper, lighter and did not tarnish and could be made into intricate designs.
The chain measures 154cm / 60.6" in length and 3mm / 0.1" in width.
The necklace is in excellent condition. The clip is very slightly worn.