This Victorian bracelet is lovely and has such a feminine feel with it's narrow band and delightful multi gem and silver decorated top. Both ends of the band has had a layer of silver applied for mounting the 24 diamonds and 2 pearls. Each side contain a total of 12 prong mounted rose cuts in several sizes aligned in a graduated row with a single cultured pearl at their ends. Connecting the two gemstone ends is a gold solitaire mount containing a blue sapphire.
All of the gold and the two silver sections are in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, scratches, abrasions or repairs. The hinge is all original and in smooth working order. The bracelet closes with a click and stays firmly closed. The closure is a flange that fits into the open end of the other side of the band and is a bit mis-aligned. With this style of closure and/or width of band it can be common to find this mis-alignment after all of these years. The stationary security chain is intact with no repairs.
All of the rose cut diamonds are there and appear to be the originals. The 2 pearls appear to be spike mounted and believed to be the originals. They are extremely well matched in shape, size and color. The sapphire is a deep blue color and also appears to be original as I see no work on the prongs.
The bracelet has no makers or gold content marks as can be found in this period. Rich has acid tested and will guarantee a minimum of 14kt. gold. Each side of the gem decoration measures 1 1/8" long from the end of the rose cuts to the end of the pearl. The pearls measure approximately 4mm. Due to it's prongs the oval sapphire was difficult to measure but is approximately 4mm by 5 mm. The interior oval of the bracelet measures 2 5/16" wide by 1 13/16" tall. A wonderful Victorian bracelet for a smaller wrist suitable for day or night wear.
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