Georgian Era Flower Garland Bracelet with Garnet Heart Locket in 22k Gold
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A rare and wonderful Georgian-era bracelet, whose dainty 22k gold links are each decorated with a pair of six-petaled flowers. These high-color, flower-form links encircle the wrist giving the impression of a golden garland. Our garland bracelet also features a miniature heart-shaped locket— the front side of this tiny heart is ornately hand-engraved with baroque plumes, and set with a deep-red garnet. The locket's back side features a glazed compartment that holds a tightly-plaited lock of brown hair. This bracelet closes with a weighty barrel clasp, which is studded and decorated with wirework. It would almost certainly have been given as a gift to ones sweetheart.
This bracelet has been carefully XRF tested: the clasp is 18k gold; the heart locket is 20k gold; the majority of the bracelet (its floral links and connecting rings) is 22k gold.
High karat gold
Total length is approx 7 1/4"; bracelet width is approx 2.5 mm; heart locket measures approx 11 x 8.1 mm (about 5/16"); clasp is approx 8.6 x 5.1 mm. This fits an average-sized woman's wrist.