Victorian Bliss

Antique Gold Bangle with Rubies & Diamonds, Great Britain circa 1900

Bangles set with quality gemstones were a big fashion in England at the turn of the 20th century. Britain's mighty colonial empire had outstanding gemstone mines around the globe, whose precious minerals were fashioned into jewels in London and the other cities of the Empire, adorning the ladies and gentlemen of the upper social classes. Such is the case with the bangle here, dating from around 1900, which presents five hand-cut rubies and four diamond roses. They are in settings of the kind that were popular in the Victorian era: In this technique, the tablets of the stones are on a level with the gold surface. This makes them particularly comfortable to wear, as nothing can get caught in ribbons or fabrics. The middle part is decorated with fine cords, leaf tendrils and granules. The whole hoop is forged of gold with an additional layer of fine gold, which makes it shine especially warm. The piece of jewellery is very well preserved and also still features the original safety chain, which prevents the hoop from accidentally slipping off the arm once opened. A find from London that is now waiting for a new wearer.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.