I am pleased to offer this terrific circa 1860's Victorian sterling silver cushion cut citrine hinged bangle bracelet! This bracelet's focal point a beautiful front panel spanning 3.5" (9cm) set with ten slightly graduated oval citrine stones. The claw set oval citrine gemstones probably originated in the mountain of Cairngorm, Scotland. The stones vary slightly in coloration, from bright yellows to warm orange. This just adds interest and uniqueness to the piece. The largest oval stone is approximately 11mm by 10mm and the smallest 10mm by 6mm. Queen Victoria popularized Scottish jewelry, she often commissioned pieces on her visits to Balmoral Estate. Citrine, from the Cairngorm mountains were often incorporated in to those pieces. This wonderful sterling silver bangle is not hallmarked but has been tested for sterling silver and was probably made by a Scottish metalsmith. Many metal smiths did not want punch marks on objects they had created with such great care and hard labour. So if it could be avoided, especially when not mandatory, the smiths would choose not to have their items marked. Another reason could have been taxation. and it is claw set with nine beautiful graduated oval Citrine gemstones from the Cairngorm Mountains. The bracelet is in excellent antique condition with a good working hinge and clasp, just a few dings on the bangle from age and use. No repairs or damage. Gemstones are intact. The bangle is oval in shape and measures 2.5"(6.5cm) across and just over 2"(52mm) high. I have left it as found, not cleaned with a nice patina build up.
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