Bearing Chester hallmarks for the year 1905 this beautiful antique Edwardian bangle bracelet still resides in its original fitted presentation case that is personalised with the monogram "E.S." in gold tooling.
Crafted on the oval in warm old rose gold the front of the bangle is set in a row of lively graduated opals and teeny tiny mine-cut diamonds. The opals have a pretty pastel pink and blue play of colour and the little old diamonds add a lovely twinkle to the overall effect.
The bangle is narrow and dainty with a knife-edge profile, it is hinged at one side and it fastens at the other side with a push button clasp secured with a gold safety chain.
The antique bracelet box is an absolute beauty too and top quality. Drum shaped with double doors it is covered in Royal blue Morocco leather that is accented in gold tooled lines and initials. The fittings are durable gold plated steel. The doors swing open to reveal a sapphire blue satin and purple velvet fitted interior.
This exquisite Edwardian jewel evokes a world of bygone elegance and we can't help but wonder who the lucky lady 'E.S.' was. It is the perfect antique gift, whether for a loved one or a treat for yourself and as an added bonus Chester gold is collectible too. Chester assay office closed in 1962 so these historical hallmarks are always desirable!
MATERIALS: 9ct rose gold
GEMSTONES: Presidium tested and verified: 13 round opal cabochons graduating in size from 1.5mm to 4mm. 11 very small mine-cut accent diamonds (there should be 12 and a diamond is missing but they are so tiny you really don't notice).
MEASUREMENTS: 6-5/8" (17cm) inner circumference, inner diameter side to side 2-1/4" (6cm). The front measures 5.25mm wide sloping to 2.1mm at the back. Safety chain 4" (6cm) long
WEIGHT: 4.3 grams
DATE: Edwardian, circa 1904
HALLMARKS: bracelet stamped '9-375' for 9ct gold, 'wheatsheaves & sword' for Chester, date letter 'E' for 1905 and makers mark 'T&C'
CONDITION: in very, very good antique condition with gentle wear and expected signs of antique age, it has been very well cared for and has probably been stored safely in this beautiful box for a long time. We have every reason to believe the bracelet and box are original to each other and we would love to see them stay together.
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Materials: 9ct Rose Gold, Opals, Mine Cut Diamonds, Morocco Leather Case.