A Victorian Multi-gem Acrostic Bracelet
A Victorian multi-gem acrostic bracelet, consisting of seven clusters, each centrally-set with a round faceted stone, a diamond, an emerald, and amethyst, a ruby, an emerald, a sapphire and a topaz, the initial of each stone spelling the word DEAREST, each of these stones surrounded by a cluster of rose-cut diamonds, the diamonds estimated to weigh 2 carats in total, all set in silver to rose-gold back, connected with rose gold curb-link chain, circa 1880, measuring approximately 18 x 0.8cm, gross weight 13.3 grams. Unmarked tested as 18ct gold and silver. A Victorian multi-gem bracelet in excellent condition.
An eye-catching bracelet. This bracelet is a fabulous example of Victorian sentimentality: acrostic jewellery was popular in the Victorian era as a way to wear a message of endearment. The clever clasp gives the chain of this bracelet a seamless look. The lively and sparkling floral clusters of this bracelet catch the light beautifully, and gemstones all glimmer with stunning colour.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.