Presented is a stunning antique silver book link collar, found by the vintage jewelry designer, Intellectual Property. This Victorian-era book link collar dates to the 1880-1890s. A book link chain is a type of jewelry designed for lockets, cameos, chains, and necklaces. Each link of the chain is a rectangular folded piece of metal that resembles a book and is usually made of solid gold or sterling silver. This style allowed for intricate artistic details on each book link, like engraved filigrees and scrollwork. This particular necklace was found in London, England. The collar measures 17.5 inches, and is fastened with a bolt ring clasp.
Searching the braderies and antique shops throughout Europe, the founders of Intellectual Property, Mary and Hallie, specialize in finding unique antique medals and transforming them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Their designs highlight the legacy and integrity of the original pieces, artfully bringing the past into the present.