Moonstone Hearts 14k Gold Victorian Hinged Bangle
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A 14k yellow gold, Victorian-era, hinged bangle bracelet, whose central motif is a pair of moonstone hearts. These luminous, blue flash, white moonstone hearts are haloed by handful of natural, collet-set, silvery-white pearls, and the bracelet's shoulders are each embellished with a charming stemmed, trefoil cloverleaf. Two weighty flat-wire braces comprise the body of this bracelet— at the back of the bangle these braces are held apart by vertical spacers. Push-tab tension closure. Safety chain is original and intact. The craftsmanship of this jewel is exceptional and its condition is extra fine. A rare find, and full of romantic sentiment, this bracelet would make a wonderful gift for a bride, or soulmate, whose heart is perfectly matched to another's.
c. 1890 - 1900
Fits a 6 - 6 1/2" wrist well— equivalent to a contemporary size medium bangle.
Inside circumference measures approx 7", when closed. Hearts motif measures approx 17.3 x 32.1 mm; moonstone hearts measure approx 10.6 mm, each; pearls measure approx 3 mm; clovers measure approx 6.8 mm. Bracelet measures approx 8.1 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.7 mm at the base.