A Victorian Garnet And Yellow Gold Bracelet
A Victorian garnet and yellow gold bracelet/necklace, the central cartouche set with an oval cabochon-cut red garnet measuring 15x13mm, surrounded by foliate engraved scroll motifs, back with glass covered compartment with platted hair, suspending a detachable pear shaped cabochon-cut red garnet, measuring 13x10mm, within scroll engraved border, on scroll engraved disc links graduating in size from centre from 15mm to 5mm, with a matching box snap, accompanied by detachable rope link chain to be worn as a necklace, circa 1860, in original fitted box, the bracelet measuring approximately 18.2 x 5.2cm, as a necklace measuring approximately 38cm long, gross weight 23.9 grams.
This gorgeous Victorian piece converts from a necklace to a bracelet. The central feature of this piece is a row of engraved yellow gold discs forming links, which are reminiscent of ancient coins. To the centre is a gold cartouche with a glowing red garnet. To the back of the garnet is a locket in which is held a lock of braided hair, a common feature of High Victorian jewellery. Suspended from the central garnet is a further cabochon-cut garnet set in a scrolled gold frame. This suspended pendant can be detached when the piece is worn as a bracelet. This piece exemplifies the dramatic and ornate style of the mid-Victorian period.
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.