Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900

Here's a knockout of a bangle or bracelet made around 1900 in Northern Algeria (then French Algeria). It is an important piece of Kabyle Berber jewelry probably made for a wealthy bride. The Kabyle people are Berbers from the northern area of Algeria, Berbers are the native people of Algeria.

This beautiful hinged bangle has many French touch marks on it, which makes sense as it was part of France at the time this was made. Several of the marks are eagle heads - a French mark for 18k gold.

The width of the bangle is 1 1/2" at the highest point and measures 2 3/4" across the widest part of the outside. The inside diameter (i.e. the opening) is 2 1/8" across by 2 1/4", so it is a little narrower across the part where the hinge and clasp are. This works to help the bracelet from turning around. The gold is 2 color - mostly yellow gold with rose gold accents. The bangle weighs 50.1 grams or 32.2 pennyweights. The overall condition is very good but is has a few slight dings mostly seen by looking down on it (see photos). But any wear is appropriate for its age, and doesn't detract from the really splendid piece that it is. It also has a safety chain which is always good - located by the clasp.

I'm so pleased with this find - it's very impressive, but very wearable too!

Item ID: RL656


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Yellow and Pink Gold, Size: 1 1/2" wide by 2 3/4" Across

Magnificent Wide 18k 2-Color Gold Hinged Bangle / Bracelet - French Algerian c.1900

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