Victorian 800 Silver Yellow Gold STAR Signed Bangle Bracelet
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* Gold plating is bright with a slight amount of surface wear and thinning.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Clasp is secure and original - with original safety chain.
Length 6 1/4" interior circumference
Mark See photo
Weight 8 grams
Material 800 silver and yellow gold plating
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Oval shape fits firmly around your wrist allowing star design to stay upright.
* Bright silver setting sets off the charming yellow gold stars that are in shallow but distinct relief.
* Bangle has a narrow silhouette that is delicate when worn alone and bold when stacked with more pieces from your collection.
* Light in weight and delicate feeling, this bangle is still solid with a refined construction.
On Figurals. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
On Victorian. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria's taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid.