This is a glorious Bracelet. It dates from the mid 1800's. It is crafted from 12K yellow gold (Testing between 10-12K). It features fabulous oval facet cut natural untreated Aquamarines. They are a glorious pale blue. Each stone is in a bezel setting which is crimped at the edges. The background of the face of the bracelet features a lovely hand etched design which id pretty elaborate and very fine done. The design follows all the way around the bracelet with the back just as lovely as the front. The clasp is a tongue and grove clasp which closes with a click and is affixed with a softy chain as well as a clasping safety catch-up h. The stones shoe natural inclusions but very minimal wear. The center stone measure roughly and impressive 8 carats. All of the aquamarines have been verified with testing. Again there are natural inclusions which you should be able to view in the zoom of the photographs but no surface damages noted, very very little wear to the face of the stones. The craftsmanship o this bracelet was done by a skilled jeweler on the time. The edges are reinforced with a raised flat platform. There is a stress bar which appears to be from the time of creation. I do see a slight stress crack beside the support bar which is only apparent from the inside not the outside, but as always please use the zoom feature for your confirmation. The inside the the bracelet is a lovely bloomed gol where as the heavily chased outside is very brilliant and shiny. I would consider this bracelet to be in very good condition for its age. We were unable to locate any hallmarks but did confirm with testing that it tested between 10 & 12K solid gold.
Aquamarines center stone: roughly 8 Carats (17mm x 12mm x 6.6mm)
2 Middle Aquamarines closest to the center: 1 Carat & 1.15CTS
2 Outer Aquamarines: .78cts & 1.08
Total carat weight roughly: 12 Carats
Width at the front: 7/8"
Width at the back: 3/8"
Across inside: 2 1/2"
front to back inside: 1 3/4"
Total inside circumference: 6 7/8"
Circa mid 1800's
Weight: 17.5 grams
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