This quite delightful Victorian Scottish agate bracelet dates to circa 1860-1870. It is mounted on unmarked sterling silver (tested).
Queen Victoria’s acquisition of Balmoral Castel in Scotland in 1848 sparked a fashion for all things Scottish. Out of the romantic Scottish Highlands came a wide variety of beautiful jewellery in mostly silver but also gold ornamented with a variety of coloured agates , quartz, citrines and amethysts. Not only are these pieces truly beautiful but they are also very wearable with today’s fashions.
This bracelet measures 7” (17.5 cms) long and is 15/16“ (2.4cms) wide across the centre. The rectangular panels measure 11/16” by ¼”(1.2cms). The bracelet weighs 24.7grams .
The bracelet consists of a central floral shape to be worn on the centre of the wrist and four rectangles on either side. They are set in chased silver with a most wonderful array of colourful agates.
The flower has white agate with faint striations in the centre. The half moon petals are formed of alternating blue lace agate from Montrose and red jasper.
The earthy colours of the rectangular agates are delicately mottled in shades of red, green and brown. Each has a uniquely chased silver frame.
The bracelet fastens securely with a push in clasp and it has been fitted with a safety chain.
This stunningly beautiful bracelet is in fine antique condition. It will arrive carefully presented in a gift box.
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Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver and Agates Bracelet