For your consideration is this outstanding antique Victorian slide bracelet, fashioned from thirteen early Victorian slides. It is unmarked, and when purchased, the jeweler said the slides were mostly gold-filled, but that the tops of of some of the slides are solid carat gold. The price reflects this, and puts it into the realm of possibility for buyers who want a gorgeous slide bracelet without breaking the bank. The slides are artworks in themselves. Each one is unique, featuring tiny seed pearls, opals, garnets, and other gemstones. Some feature the architectural design of Etruscan Revival, others are geometric and finely etched, one is heart-shaped with a tiny opal, two seed pearls and etching on the top. Another is a sphere in the Etruscan style with very tiny twisted wire designs, heavily decorated and featuring four seed pearls on one side and four on the other. It takes a magnifier to reveal all the detail. The slides are joined with two gold chains, with two large gold beads strung between each slide, 28 beads in all. This arrangement keeps the slides from flipping over when worn. The quality of the workmanship is impeccable, and the feel is luxurious on the wrist. The bracelet measures 7 5/8" long, and has a bonus feature . . .a gold cylinder "drum" in the Etruscan Revival style, with fancy ends and the interior sections turns (!) and is mounted with tiny gemstones. On the wrist, this intricate little drum dangles from the clasp, adding movement and interest to an already eye-catching bracelet. All the gemstones, pearls, and opals are intact, with no missing stones. The only wear is on the reverse of the third slide from the end that is slightly rubbed (the one with four seed pearls and a garnet in the center). There is a scratch on one of the five flat sides of the first slide from the clasp, the only unadorned slide. It features a classic, bold geometric design. If you have been searching for the perfect slide bracelet with all the charm and intricacy of early Victorian jewelry that will dazzle with its beauty and compliment any outfit, dressy to casual, this may be the one for you! More pictures are available on request, and of course your satisfactions is guaranteed.
Item ID: 1948
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