With the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada, USA, the cost of silver decreased a good deal and the use of silver in jewelry increased by leaps and bounds. However, it took some time for the ladies of fashion to render their seal of approval.
Elaborate chasing, wide expanses of engraving and new designs were introduced in the latter half of the 1800s. The wide acceptance of the Japanese arts and their creations were highly respected. One of the features of this form of artistry was the use of inlays and alloys such as copper and gold. These quality designs were soon taken up by the followers of the Aesthetic Movement. Many of these symbols and patterns were copied from Japanese culture.
Here is one of the finest bracelets we offer to add to your silver jewelry collection. Attention to silver jewelry has grown dramatically and is widely appreciated for its creativity.
The bangle is sterling with small gold additions. It is one inch wide and measures a bit over seven inches around. The oval shape keeps the bracelet from constantly turning around the wrist and allows the design to be seen and not hidden. The sterling mark is stamped on the inside of the hinge.
Any marks showing on the photographs are due in part to the light reflections. Any fine scratches are commensurate with age . The bracelet is an outstanding example of Victorian silver jewelry.
Antique Aesthetic Movement Sterling Bracelet