Victorian Lily of the Valley Braided Bracelet
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A lovely, Victorian-era bracelet, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose prominent, sculptural clasp features a clutch of nodding lily of the valley flowers. These sweet floral subjects have been realistically rendered, in three dimensions, and arranged inside a shapely "shadowbox." The floral scene is made in three colors— the long, bending leaves have green gold faces and rose gold backs, and the white blossoms have been created with a very thin application of platinum. A pair of wing-like plaques, decorated with granulation and twisted wire, flank the framed lilies, and a broad swath of braided, yellow gold, foxtail chain makes up the bracelet's supple band. Both the interior of the flowers' shadowbox, and the low points of the flanking, wing-like elements have a beautiful, deep, applied patina that provides contrast in the design. The clasp functions beautifully and the original safety chain is present. This bracelet is a heartbreaker! The floral decor is unusual and, we think, very special.
Lily of the valley has long symbolized purity and humility. According to Greek myth, it was created by Apollo, so that his muses could walk on a carpet of white bells that protected their delicate feet.
Inside measurement is approx 6.5"; bracelet width is approx 12mm; clasp height is approx 19.9 mm.
The braided body of this bracelet is one color (yellow gold). Depth of focus and natural light can play a subtle color-shifting trick with these braided pieces, in our photos.