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Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold
Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold
Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold
Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold
Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold

Material/Color:  Tested 14 Karat Yellow Gold, but possibly lesser karat and/or rolled gold, etc.
Weight:  22.9 grams
Size:   Width ~ ¼ inch, narrow
          Closed/Latched
Interior Circumference:  apx. 6 inches
          Closed/Latched
Interior Length = apx. 2  &  3/16 inches, 54mm,
          Closed/Latched
Interior Width = apx. 1  &  3/4 inches, 42mm
Quantity:  1 pair (2 bracelets)

A matched pair of very fancy engraved 14 karat gold assayed antique bangles, often referred to as wedding bracelets, c. 1895 ~ 1910.  They are yellow gold in color, with a subtle rosy hue.

As is often the case with Victorian - Edwardian jewelry the bangle bracelets are not hallmarked, but assayed/tested 14k, both electronically and with acid, using comparison test needles.  This result was also confirmed in an independent jeweler test.  
That said however, in consideration of no karat gold markings, coupled with the difficulty confirming exact material/gold content without cutting/damaging tested object (which was NOT done) please note that to ensure no possible misrepresentation we have priced the pair in the lower market range of rolled gold or gold filled, which are also possible materials due to common use during the period.  


The bracelets are in exceptionally nice estate condition.  They are oval in form and somewhat narrow, with a delicate, dainty aesthetic.  Several impressions/dings and scratches to the highly polished, smooth interiors of each bracelet, but no dings or dents visible to exteriors. Additionally, we note no pitting, peeling, oxidation or tarnishing commonly found on rolled gold and/or gold filled items, which, while not independently conclusive, adds credibility to the karat gold findings as noted above.  Hinges and push type release latch/clasps appear to be original; free of damage, work appropriately and snap very securely closed. Safety chains are present, but we did note old, not so well done repairs to three of the soldered jump rings to which the safety chains are attached to bracelet.  Both bracelets retain their original oval form and do not appear to have been bent or twisted.

The narrow cuff style bracelets are engraved / chased in an attractive period floral, leaf and vine motif, on a pebbled ground. The high polished foliate pattern against the less reflective ground really catches the light and makes the design sparkle.


These bracelets are not extremely large in circumference, as they were originally designed to be a more fitted type cuff bangle bracelet, however since they are hinged and open up they are very wearable, up to an apx. maximum wrist size of six inches, or less.  See size info above.  The bracelets would fit
very snugly (quite fitted) on a 6 inch wrist.


A very nice, harder to find matched pair of beautifully hand chased antique engagement ~ wedding bangle bracelets.  Please contact us with any questions.

Pair Fine Original Fancy Antique Victorian Wedding Bracelets 14K Gold (tested)

$ 1295.00

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