An exquisite antique English hallmarked 15ct gold diamond and sapphire bangle style bracelet hailing from the Victorian era.
Crafted on the oval the bracelet is rendered in bright buttery yellow gold with a line of 4 old cut bright white diamonds and 3 cornflower sapphires decorating the front. The gemstones are set into bright cut 4-point diamond shapes with the top and the bottom of the bracelet adorned at the front with milgrain bead work in an Etruscan pattern.
An elegant slender knife edged (triangular) band at the back completes the bracelet which is hinged at one side and fastens with a hidden shovel clasp on the other, it also benefits from a decorative gold safety chain. Lovely attention to detail with fine workmanship, a beautiful all original antique bracelet, bound to bring joy to the new owner!
As is typical with a lot of antique bracelets it is a small size so is best suited to a slim wrist (please check measurements).
MATERIALS: 15ct yellow gold, hallmarked
GEMSTONES: Presidium tested, 3 graduated sapphires measuring .15ct & .10ct, 4 graduated diamonds measuring .10ct & .04ct. Approx size of stones range from 1.7 to 3.1mm
MEASUREMENTS: inner circumference is 6-1/4" (16cm). The inside width from clasp to hinge is 2-3/8" (5.5cm). As a guide my wrist measures 6-1/4" and it is a close fit on me, especially if you have prominent wrist bones like I do.
DIMENSIONS: the front of the bracelet measures 7.2mm wide sloping to a width of 2.7mm at the back
WEIGHT: 10.1 grams
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian.
HALLMARKS: Stamped '15ct' inside.
CONDITION: in very, very good antique condition showing expected signs of age and normal careful wear, there is very slight play in the hinge, nothing untoward and typical of higher carat gold bracelets of this age.