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This is a very rare item in remarkably fine condition. The aluminum is platinum color, but reacts extremely well to light as shown in the images. Circa 1850 and marked DEPOSE inside the wrist band, this 7" bracelet is fit for a museum. Made at a time when aluminum was an expensive novelty, it is embellished with tested 14 karat gold and demantoid garnets. (Garnets are almost as bright as diamonds, as these tiny tube-set stones attest..."demantoid", from the French “demant” meaning diamond.) The face or decorative "buckle" part of the bracelet measures 2 & 1/2" by 1 & 1/4" by 3/4". This piece is incredibly well-made and looks partially hand-crafted. I have tried to magnify every detail. It is all original, and has only been gently cleaned. It is as sturdy as the day it was made. It looks like there is a break in the gold overlay diapering, but not. It is the original design as can be seen under high power. The clasp works perfectly. It has a "fake" safety chain, also of aluminum. I would describe its condition overall as very fine. (I have many more images--both scanned and in sun light.)

Item ID: RL-000001638


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Gold/Green, Size: 7" long & 3/4" wide band

Bracelet--Rare Mid-19th C. French Aluminum, Gold, and Demantoid Garnet Garter

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