Here is a very pretty gold filled bangle from a Maine estate, a style that appears to be transitioning from late Edwardian into the early Art Deco era. It is unmarked as to maker and gold fill which was not required yet by federal law which required gold fill to be marked as of 1933. This law including stamping items that were in stock prior to that date as well as new production. It helps to date this piece. It has a very pretty open front set with three amethyst paste stones, paste being another term for lead glass. The shape of the stones and the straight edges of the bangle gives a more of an Art Deco look to the bangle, yet this style was also produced in the Edwardian era as manufacturers tried to create a new look to keep their share of the marketplace, similar to what we see happening with a myriad of consumer goods today (think Oreos!). In any case, this is a lovely bangle with no damage such as dents or dings. It has a tight hinge and secure clasp which opens when one pushes down on the button in the middle of the clasp. There is also a safety slide for security. The paste stones have no chips nor cracks, an overall lovely bangle with a pretty front. I have tried to show the bangle from all sides; any dark lovely areas are from the camera angles; the gold fill is in excellent condition with a few light scratches . I have not polished the bangle, so the bright gold fill Is just that, bright. If you love these early bangles, this is a very pretty one. I love to see them stacked on the wrist, but this one being so unique with stones would look lovely on its own. It is somewhat oval in shape and has an inside diameter of 2 1/2” on the oval side and is 5/16” in width, halfway between 1/4” and 3/8”. It opens wider to allow for a larger hand like mine; it is shown on my hand. A very pretty bangle, it will make a nice addition to your vintage jewelry collection.
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Edwardian/Early Deco Gold Filled Amethyst Bangle
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