When Queen Victoria bought Balmoral Castle in 1848, all things Scottish became in vogue. Banded agate, local to Scotland, was hand cut so that the layers in the agate would show stripes in the finished jewelry. The agate was polished to a gloss to make it lively, reflective, and smooth. The gorgeous agate colors in this bracelet make it a spectacular accessory!
Offering a (tested) sterling silver Scottish Agate Victorian bracelet, circa 1848 to 1901. This bracelet weighs 28.9 grams and its inner circumference is a comfortable 7.25 inches. This is a perfect length for almost any size wrist.
This agate bracelet consists of 6 stations with 5 sturdy agate links. The links have been carved with a wavy surface as especially can be noted in the first picture. Each station measures 1" Long X 5/8" Wide. Many colors of agate were chosen for this lively bracelet. There are black with brown and white striations and striped tangerine agate as well. Some clear pieces of agate were chosen for the interesting raspberry hue running through them.
There are no cracks or chips to the piece. No wiggling joints, wonderful condition. The well-working original agate clasp is in the shape of a heart with striations running through the clasp.