Antique: Victorian Sapphire & Diamond Gold Bangle
This is a jeweled gold bangle bracelet of alternating diamonds and sapphires from the Victorian period. The front panel has three graduated, old mine cut diamonds, prong set into carved stars and four round cut sapphires, prong set into carved squares.The gems are set flush to the surface which the surface.
The workmanship and details are what makes this piece unique and special. An engraved scrolling pattern covers the top and bottom edge of the bracelet. Additionally, the three bars that make up the bangle have been individually shaped and joined together with gold beads at multiple junctures. Wear it by itself, or consider stacking a few of these pretty jeweled bangles together as we did (see images).
Dimensions & Details: Antique Diamond & Sapphire Bangle
- The bracelet is oval in shape and is on the small side in diameter and is on the delicate/lighter side in general. It is just under 2.2 inches/57.1 mm in length by 1.96 inches/49.8 mm in width.
- The bangle tests as am minimum of 9 ct gold with 4 sapphires and 3 old mine cut diamonds.
Period & Hallmarks
- It is in good antique condition. The signs of wear and use are very difficult to detect on this piece. There are some small surface scratches that are difficult to see without magnification. There a few slight bends in the bars that make up the back portion of the bangle (see images).
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