We love an antique Victorian Silver bypass bangle, and this one is a really lovely example. The design is reminiscent of a stylised two-headed snake, and we love the deeply recessed geometric designs that adorn its surface.
This piece has been made in the traditional fashion, by adding a thick layer of Silver plate over a metal body to give the bangle strength and flexibility so you can wear pretty piece with confidence without worrying about bending or damaging it.
It's always a pleasure to come across one of these Victorian bypass bangles, and we think that this one is a wonderful example.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: The bangle is approximately 6.5" in internal circumference, to fit a wrist of 5.5-6.25"
MATERIALS: Silver (plated), metal
HALLMARKS: Makers mark "J.R."
VERY GOOD: This beautiful Victorian Silver Bypass Bangle has held up really well for a piece that is 150 years old! As you'd expect with a Victorian bangle there are a few signs of its age but none that detract from the piece. On the inside of the bangle you can see where the Silver plating has worn thin which has allowed the metal base layer beneath to tarnish, but this isn't visible when worn. The "heads" of the bangle are in perfect condition, so this piece looks perfect on the wrist. It's ready to be worn and enjoyed!