This incredible tiger-themed Victorian era bangle bracelet is truly one of a kind! It is a very handsome item, made with precision and impeccable craftsmanship. Most often, lions were the subject of Victorian jewelry, but the tiger is not seen as often. A 7 inch band of 14 karat rose gold features the head of a tiger with garnet eyes and a diamond clenched in between the animal's teeth. The tiger's face measures approximately 7/8 of an inch and has been rendered quite realistically, with hair and whiskers included. A 2.8 mm round faceted cut diamond is held by a four-prong setting inside the lion's mouth; the tiny red garnets less than 1mm in size add vibrancy to the eyes of the animal.
A bold bracelet, this bracelet is perfect for both male and female. It is hollow on the inside, making it light-weight. It weighs 14.8 grams. The bracelet's clasp open and closes tightly, and there are only minor dents to the band of the bracelet, which are not a deterrent to the aspect of the piece. These is also some wear to the enamel but this is also barely noticeable to the eye. Circa 1890, this item is in great condition for its age and is a rare piece. Not marked, but acid-tested to 14KT gold.