Handsome 12" remembrance-hair chain with yellow gold filled (YGF) findings and matching picture locket fob, dark brown hair has been intricately woven into a tight single length of chain, finished on both ends with YGF octagonal caps with geometric engraving and clasped along the length with smooth polish bands, center band has matching geometric engraving and supports a heavy loop to connect to the fob, short lengths of oval medium link chain on each end connect to the heavy YGF swivel and heavy YGF t-bar, attached to the chain is an attractive YGF square picture locket fob with geometric and filigree engraving and set with a small round opal. Light weight chain, chain length is showing only light wear and is woven tightly still, all YGF findings and accents are showing moderate wear with brass starting to show on the t-bar, fob is showing light overall wear but does have a small patch of discoloration near the hinge, measure approx. 15mm wide x 20mm tall x 5mm thick. A fine example of a Civil War era chain and fob set in excellent condition!
These fobs may be attached to a pocket watch chain, ladies' slide chain necklace, lapel pin, key chain, pocket watch fob strap, or any other item you would like to customize with an accessory. In addition to the many Vintage Watch Chains
we have available, we also offer a variety of modern fob finishing options; the following links will take you to each of our current listings for that type of finishing product to compliment and display this fob. If you would like us to attach the fob to your selected item, we can do so at no charge on request.
- Age Description:
Gold Filled - Yellow, Gemstone, Hair
- Chain Style: Straight, With Decorative Fob
- Primary Finding: t-bar
15mm (0.59 inches)
Fob Height: 20mm (0.79 inches)
5mm (0.20 inches)
- Chain Link Size: 5mm diam. (hair)
- Chain Weight Class:
- Misc. Info: remembrance-hair
For historical information, photo examples, and suggested wearing styles for our pocket watch chains, please visit our
"How To Wear" Guide
Our example photos show our items against a backdrop created from a men's medium-sized vest. Depending on the style you are looking to create with your chain, we offer that for someone with a slender build or short to average height, you can expect the shown item to hang off your person similar to the photo. If you have a larger build or are taller than average, please note the chain will hang differently off your person than shown.
As a rule of thumb, on an average-build male, we suggest straight or Albert style chains 10" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 10" to 14" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 14" or longer for heights over 6'2". For Double Albert chain styles, we suggest 20" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 18" to 30" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 24" or longer for heights over 6'2".
this pocket watch chain and fob combination is a matched set
; however, we may offer the option of purchasing the chain or fob separately; if so, the drop-down menu above gives individual prices and allows you to select your desired choice or combination.
More information on remembrance hair chains and other hair-based jewelry may be found by reading this Wikipedia article
, this National Geographic article
, or this WNPR article
For additional information on gold colors and how they are classified, please check out this helpful Wikipedia article