Victorian High Carat Gold Hinged Bangle with Pearls and Amethyst
A fabulous Victorian bangle which we would date to around the 1860s-1870s. We weren't convinced this was a solid gold bangle when we first picked it up, but having x-ray tested it AND sent it off to Birmingham Assay Office for more professional testing we can confirm the gold content as follows:
- main bangle body somewhere between 18ct and 22ct gold
- catch mechanism somewhere between 14ct and 18ct gold
- pearl setting somewhere between 14ct and 18ct gold
So a precious bangle indeed! And one with the most incredibly intricate hand engraving to the front. The bangle has been studded with seed pearls and four foiled amethyst cabochons. As expected, the bangle does have wear including a few dents and dings, discolouration, one cabochon has a chip and the pearl setting is a little loose (but secure). Importantly, the catch and hinge work well and the bangle still looks absolutely beautiful. Whoever buys her will love her. She is suited to smaller wrists, since the Victorians were generally a lot smaller than we are today. We recommend 6-7 inch.
- Wrist Size: Up to 7 inch
- Height: 2.5cm on face, 1.1cm at back of bangle
- Internal Size: 5.7cm x 4.6cm high
- Age: 1860s-1870s
- Marks: None (gold tested by Birmingham Assay Office)
- Material: 22ct - 14ct Gold
- Weight: 13.1 grams
- Principal Stone: Pearl
- Second Stone: Amethyst, foiled
- Case: Recycled Kraft Jewellery Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.