Although Watch chains were available from the 16th century, Albert chains came much later, named after Prince Albert (1819-61). A single Albert chain has a T bar at one end to fasten through the waistcoat and a swivel on the other end to attach to the pocket watch. During the Victorian era, Albert chains were a very popular accessory however they declined in popularity due to the wristwatch. Today Albert chains are still very sought after and are often worn as necklets or made into bracelets.
9ct Rose Gold Albert chain and bracelet displayed on bust:
Albert Chain £1400