C.1880. A magnificently preserved pair of Victorian Etruscan Revival gold-filled bracelets with turquoise beads. The two orbs, with granulation and wire details on each end, are accentuated with three turquoise beads. The center of the bracelet, along with amazingly detailed wire works decorations, is adorned with a tiny flower including another turquoise bead. The matched pair of Victorian bracelets are often called ‘wedding bracelets’; they were often given to a bride for marriage. It is rare to find a matched pair in great condition. This pair shows very slight signs of wear. Upon close inspection, one bracelet seems to have had an old hinge repaired in antiquity, and shows a small area with patina close by the hinge (approximately 1cm; please see the photo). Both clasps are strong and secure, and each bracelet contains a safety chain. The bracelets fit average-sized wrists.
Width: Approximately 15mm (widest) / 3mm (tubing)
Inner Circumference: Approximately 6 inches
Inner Dimensions: Approximately 52mm x 42mm
Overall in every good condition.