A beautiful Victorian puffy heart charm bracelet with an antique French flaming heart in the center. This unusual Victorian bracelet has a unique bar pattern and is quite exquisite. It measures 7 1/8" in length by 1/16" in width and is marked sterling on the floral clasp. Two of the Victorian charms have gypsy-style settings and are lavender in color.
Two of the Victorian hearts are the fold-over style. The antique French flaming heart is very rare, tested as silver and has a French hallmark that is stamped on the bail ring. There is a tiny pin hole on the back which was done so the charm wouldn't collapse when created. There is also a mark near the seam where the charm formed a lip coming out of the mold, but there isn't a hole in that spot....just some dark patina. There are normal signs of wear that come with age, but there are no dents to any of the charms and they all retain their patina and have not been polished. The charms are as follows:
1- French Fleur de Lis Heart marked STERLING.
2- Repousse Heart with Purple Gypsy setting; measures 1/2" x 1/2" and marked STERLING.
3- Scrolled Border Heart marked STERLING.
4- RARE- French Flaming Puffy Heart charm, hollow and double sided with French Hallmarks. It measures 7/8" long with the bail ring by 1/2" wide.
5- Puffy Heart Rose design fold over type and marked Sterling in raised letters that measures 1/4" in thickness.
6- Repousse design with flower and a lavender Gypsy set stone, and it is marked STERLING.
7- French doubled sided floral design with leaves, and is a thin fold-over style.
This would be a rare addition to your collection of bracelets and there is room to add six more Victorian charms!
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