Stunning panels of banded agate set in detailed silver settings make up this gorgeous antique bracelet from Scotland.
The beautiful fluted pieces of polished agate have stunning colour: dark orange to pale yellow with natural banding throughout. The stones are likely from the east coast of Scotland, between Perth and Stonehaven, where the best quality agates have been found.
Scottish jewelry was popularized by Queen Victoria, who spend many months at her retreat castle at Balmoral. She embraced all things Scottish, including agates (also known as pebble jewelry). This bracelet is a fine example of the agate jewelry popular during the mid to late 1800's.
The five (5) stunning stones are set in beautiful silver settings engraved with celtic knots. I have sold many antique Scottish bracelets over the years but never one with a celtic design.
This one comes with two padlocks--a silver heart (not original to the bracelet) and a large engraved silver shield shaped lock set with a deep orange agate on one side. The large padlock is really stunning! An oversized silver locking spring ring clasp is set at the other end of the bracelet.
Bracelet measures 7&1/4" long by approx. 3/4" wide. Total weight: 38.5 grams.
Excellent condition. No damage to any of the stones. Silver is lightly tarnished. There is a silver safety chain which has come off
one end. I'll be sure to have it re-attached before sending it out.
Bracelet is stamped "SILVER, SCOTLAND."