A superb Victorian Garnet bangle glittering in all her majesty...
Here we have a really fine example of Victorian jewellery from the late 19th Century. Choc full of bright red rose cut, and more unusual flat round cut Garnets the bangle sparkles beautifully in all lighting conditions.
It somehow manages to be daring yet feminine, and striking but not over-the-top... something the Victorians seems to perfect.
The bangle is hinged so it's not too heavy and is easy to put on in a hurry. And I'm sure we don't have to tell you it looks spectacular whatever the occasion! Whether you want to dress up a pair of jeans and a tee, or your painting the town red, these crimson jewels can't fail to add a little (or a lot!) or "pizzazz" to your outfit.
ERA: Victorian c.1880-1890
MEASUREMENTS: 18cm or 7" inside circumference.
The band graduates from 5mm wide at the back, up to 15mm wide at the front.
The Garnets graduate from 1mm up to 3mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: "Garnet Gold" (a Gold wash over Silver or metal), natural Garnet.
HALLMARKS: None present.
VERY GOOD / EXCELLENT: This superb Victorian Garnet bangle has stood the test of time with grace, and it's hard to believe she is over 120 years old! The bangle opens and closes well, and stays fastened closed when worn. It's missing the original safety chain but the hoops to attach one are still there. By far the star of this show is those magical glowing Garnets; full of deep rich colour and character. There are no missing gems and all the Garnets look well matched in terms of colour and are secure in their settings.
On close inspection there is one chipped Garnet and what looks to be one replacement stone (in the single line of gems at the back). Thankfully the single replacement has been done well and the chipped gem is very difficult to find even if you're looking very closely, so when worn all you'll see is gorgeous red sparkles!