Superb quality, as you would expect, this fabulous vintage 1960s Harrods of London bracelet is beautifully crafted in 12 carat rolled gold/heavy gold fill.
Solidly constructed in a classic antique design the bracelet is an elegant narrow bangle style with a hinge. It is rendered in buttery yellow gold with beautiful bright cut engraved fern flourishes on the front and the back is left silky smooth. It is crafted on the oval with a slight D-profile and has a hinge on one side and a hidden engraved shovel clasp on the other, it also benefits from a decorative gold safety chain.
The bracelet is stamped on the inside 'Excalibur' for Excalibur Jewellery of Hatton Garden, London, an English manufacturer that created jewellery exclusively for Harrods. It is also stamped 'Made in England' and '1/20, 12 carat rolled gold' Rolled gold is a mechanically bonded sleeve of solid gold over a metal core, it is significantly thicker than gold plating, which is electroplated and little more than a gold wash.
The bracelet is beautifully polished and in top notch vintage condition with no wearing away of the gold overlay, any strange spots or streaking on the photos are reflection. It looks, feels and wears like a solid gold bracelet, no one will be any the wiser when you wear it and with a gold thickness of 20 micron the finish on this bracelet should last a lifetime too!
Traditionally English this type of bracelet has been popular since the 19th century, they were popular sweetheart and bride gifts and were often personalized with engraved names on the plain back or on the inside.
MATERIALS: 12ct rolled gold/gold filled
MEASUREMENTS: approx 1/2" (9.13mm) wide, inner circumference 7-1/2" (19cm), inner diameter from hinge to clasp 2-1/2" (6.5cm)
HALLMARKS: stamped 'Excalibur' 'Made In England' inside back, stamped '1/20, 12 carat rolled gold' inside front and '8' on clasp
WEIGHT: 23.2 grams
DATE: 1960s, mid century
CONDITION: Excellent condition with no dents or dings, just light surface scratches as expected in a vintage piece of jewellery of this age. The hinge is solid and the clasp is fully functioning.
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