-French 1850 Victorian Bangle Bracelet In 14Kt Gold With Rose Cut Diamonds
French bracelet from the Victorian period.
A sober classical piece, created in France in the middle of the 19th century, circa 1850's. This bangle bracelet has been crafted during the Victorian era (1837-1901) in yellow gold of 14 karats and and accents of thin silver topping for the setting of the rose cut diamonds. It is fitted with a boxed push lock and a security chain for extra safety. The top part with floral motif can be unscrew from the back and removed.
Diamonds: Mount in silver flush settings, with 19 antique European rose cuts diamonds, 0.76 carats, H/I Color, SI Clarity.
Note: All diamonds are the original ones from the stated period with absolutely no replacements. The bracelet and all parts has been recently cleaned and polished to her original splendor.
Weight: 26.80 Grams, (17.18 Dwt).
Measurements: Fit very comfortable a wrist up to 7 Inches (18 Cm). The widest part is 18 mm (0.71 Inch).
Hallmarks: Stamped with 19th century French marks. Electronically tested for gold and silver.
This era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British monarch, in this case, Alexandrina Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, years 1837-1901. There are 3 sub-periods within this era. First, the early, Romantic period, which is soaked in traditions, natural motifs in gold and silver, clear stones only being worn during the day and colored gems by night.
The second being the Grand or mourning period, which coincides with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert the consort, who died in December of 1861. This period included large, dark, somber, dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black onyx, jet wood, amethyst, garnet and gold. This lasted until 1880's, when the aesthetic period of jewelry began.
The Late or third stage of the Victorian period, use more complex and feminine motifs, returning to the natural, including many floral and celestial designs, with more decadent gemstones, lasting until the turn of the century. The Victorian era of jewelry includes many movements found in other countries, including revivals such as the Etruscan the Roman and the Egyptian as well as the Art Nouveau, Liberty style and Arts and Crafts design movements which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is good. Beside the normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All diamonds and parts are secured in the setting. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B082623MNNM/.5024