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Material:  14 Karat Gold ~ tested
Size:
 Length = 6 &  3/8 inches,  Each Cameo: apx. 13/16  X  5/8
Quantity:  1 bracelet

This is a hard to find antique cameo bracelet, c. 1890s - 1920's, featuring eight individual gold framed hand carved cameos depicting classical figures, in high profile.

The background and back of each cameo is pale pink, however this did not show well in the pictures. Each profile, or bust, is white/cream and very finely detailed;  notice the hair trailing down the neck and onto the shoulders of the women, the head gear and facial hair of the gentlemen and the depth of the carving, for instance.  Comparing period examples of similar size, we noted that only a small percentage of coral cameos displayed the amount of detail presented on each of these individual carvings, speaking to the high quality of this particular antique bracelet.  Please see close up images.

After examining the cameos with a loupe, then comparing the characteristics and the way light diffuses through each, to shell cameos, we believe this to be Angelskin coral, rather than Queen Conch Shell.

Seven of the cameos are gold framed, with open backs.  The eighth cameo, where the clasp is inserted, has a solid gold back, which enables the bracelet to be securely closed.

We are not positive, but due to some of the figures I immediately recognize in the bracelet, such as Diana, Mercury, and Zeus, I believe it possible that this may have originally been a seven day of the week bracelet and matching pendant, that at some point years ago was combined into one, which extended the bracelet into a very wearable size;  6 & 3/8 closed.  Open:  6 & 11/16.

The bracelet is not hallmarked, but tested 14 karat gold.  This result was confirmed in a second independent jeweler test.  The gold shows a slightly rosy tone.

The bracelet is in overall extremely nice estate condition.  Seven of the cameos are completely free of chips, cracks, breaks, etc.  The eighth cameo, the one with the solid gold back, does show a faint line near the very inside edge.  This appears to be old and does not affect the integrity of the cameo at all, because it is securely and firmly encased in a bezel mount, with a solid back.  Aesthetically this tiny line is very hard to detect; we did not in fact even see it until viewed under a magnifying glass.  Please see last double cameo close up, (image #5) near the mid/lower left shoulder of cameo on the right.  The only other noted item is the possibility if a few more modern chain links (1950's?) added between first cameo and female part of clasp.  Certainly easily replaceable if desired.

True old coral cameo bracelets are definitely becoming harder to find, and this is a very nice, finely detailed, early example.

Scarce Antique - Older Vintage Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Rose Gold

$ 949.00

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Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold
Scarce Old Angelskin Coral Cameo Bracelet 14K Gold

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