A French Antique 18-karat gold and enamel bracelet with turquoise. The bracelet is composed of 4 strands of woven gold rope with clover-shaped enamel and turquoise set slides. The enamel work is designed as Moorish arabesques set with cabochon turquoise. The hanging locket has a similar clover-shaped motif. This piece can be seen as an ancestor of Van Cleef & Arpels''s iconic "Alhambra" jewelry.
An Antique 18 karat gold bracelet with turquoise and diamonds. The bracelet has 24 Old Mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats, 50 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .70 carat, and 15 turquoise cabochons. The ''offered'' linking bracelet is detachable and the center panel becomes a pendant. Pictured in Understanding Jewellery, by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Antique Collectors'' Club, 1989, page 185, Plate 247.
An antique 14 karat gold bracelet with horse charms. The oval fancy link chain suspends a variety of equestrian charms including stirrups with leathers, horseshoes, snaffle bits, and a horse on a lunge line "at the passage." This early charm bracelet was made by the New York City firm Sloan & Company, founded in 1895 and distinguished for their whimsical sporting jewelry including sailing, fishing, and riding motifs, as well as purebred sporting dogs. Their amusing and original charms are highly sought after by collectors of this jewelry genre.
A pair of English Victorian 18 karat gold and gutta-percha hinged bangle bracelets. The pair of hinged bangle bracelets are banded with gold stripping. "The most interesting substitute for jet was a composition rubber called gutta-percha, also known as vulcanite. Unlike jet and bog oak, which were worked by carving, gutta-percha was molded and mass produced to convincing effect in many of the same styles as jet and bog oak. It is a hard black substance that smells like rubber when it is rubbed and turns brown when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time." From "Victorian Jewelry", by Ginny Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press, 1991. Pictured in "Victorian Jewelry", by Ginny Reddington Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press Publishers, 1991, page 134.
An English Victorian 18 karat gold bangle bracelet with amethyst, diamonds and pearls. The hinged bangle bracelet centers on a cabochon amethyst with a ribbon of 9 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .26 carat. The center cluster is framed by 26 seed pearls. With antique fitted box.
Dimensions: Interior circumference: 6-1/2"; the graduated cuff measures 1-1/4" to 1/4" width.
A Victorian 14 karat gold bangle bracelet with diamonds and rubies. The light gold bangle features alternating diamonds and rubies, framed by intricate scroll work settings that can be seen from either side of the gems. The bangle bracelet has 8 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.35 carats, 9 oval-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.05 carats. Marked 585 on tongue.
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