Vintage Indian Snake Chain Belt, Necklace, 3 mm, High Grade Silver, 26.3 Grams, 71cm (28″)
Vintage, dating to mid 20th century, genuine, solid strong woven, high grade silver, 3 mm round flexible snake chain belt or long chain necklace. This is the older type of handmade chain, not the newer machine made chains that are readily available these days.
This snake chain is 71 cm (28"). The diameter of the loop ends is 4 mm at the widest point which is important to know when choosing a pendant to slip on.
The snake chain has a particularly finely woven silver herrinbone pattern and the weave has worn smooth from wearing over the years. It has lovely patina.
There are no breaks in the silver wire chain.
The technique used to make this type of Indian silver snake chain is that the finished closely braided silver strands of wire were drawn through a draw plate, becoming condensed and smooth.
It has silver end caps and the loop in loop hooked closing.
Diameter: 3 mm (1/8")
Weight: 26.3 Grams (0.930 oz.)
Length: 71 cm (28")
Tested: High Grade Silver