Victorian era wedding bracelets are derived from a centuries old tradition! Bridal and wedding customs have evolved through the ages, but typically involved sentimental gifts with attached meanings. At the time of engagement, the first bracelet of a matching two-piece set was presented to the bride-to-be. The bracelet would be worn proudly up until the day of the wedding, at which point the second bracelet was also worn. Often passed down from a mother to her daughters, the bracelet sets were sometimes separated, making the Victorian era sets that still remain intact a special and collectible treasure! This beautiful antique wedding bracelet set from the Art Nouveau/Victorian era (ca1890) is a wonderful example of the romantic tradition! English in origin, each bracelet is crafted in vibrant 14kt yellow gold. The matching designs feature a lovely Etruscan pattern applied to the surface, which has a flowing rope and arrow motif. Both bangles are hinged at the side, opening at a push clasp stamped disguised within the design. A gold safety chain provides extra security when worn. Stylish and versatile, the bracelets can be worn separately, or stacked together for a layered look. This special and sentimental Victorian set would make a wonderful keepsake gift, and would look beautiful worn everyday! Both bracelets have the same interior measurements of 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. They would fit nicely on a small or medium sized wrist. The surface of each bracelet measures 3/8" wide and slightly over 1/8" thick.
- Of the Period
- Date of manufacturecirca 1890s
- ConditionExcellent. The overall condition of both bracelets is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or applied Etruscan motif. The hinges, push clasps, and safety chains are secure and in good working condition..
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
W .38 in.
W 9.66 mm
- Seller locationNarberth, PA
- Seller reference number40361
- Reference numberLU3283835973
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