This is one of the nicest and most unusual early pieces I've had the pleasure to offer for sale. I have seen Stuart Crystal slides and rings, but this is the first clasp I've seen, outside of a book. To make this wonderful piece even more enticing, it is already strung with its original , silver Belcher Chain, and a strand of natural pearls. The clasp itself features hair under the crystal, and the gold wire, featuring a lover's knot with double hearts. The crystal has a turquoise surround, and both the turquoise and the pearls have been tested and are genuine. The clasp is sterling silver, with a gold wash on the back. The back of the clasp features the scribe which I truly cannot make out, so I guess it can be whatever one wants it to be. it clearly is the initials of the two lovers, however. The bracelet itself measures a little over 7 and 1/4 long, not counting the end of the clasp which fastens, It is such a beautiful, feminine piece which I would be proud to keep in my own collection. The clasp itself measures 5/8 of an inch East to West, and about the same North to South. The piece is in excellent condition for its age. It is circa 1700, so it is 307 years old! The only damage I see is a piece of turquoise is missing from one of the set stones. This will probably show up in the photo, but not to my naked eye. i am listing this as mourning jewelry, but I actually think it is a sentimental piece, worn by a young lady and probably given to her by her sweetheart to commemorate their love.
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