Victorian French Sterling Silver Raised Rope Signed Bangle Bracelet
Made in France during the Victorian era, this sterling silver bracelet has a classical silhouette with a raised rope design across the front being its special key feature. In distinct relief from the bracelet's base, the braid-like motif is further distinguished by a scroll pattern, a subtle but special detail. Sophisticated and detailed worn alone, it would also contrast strikingly when paired with other bangles in your collection.
Condition Guide Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* Setting has a bright patina with very little surface scratching and no dents or misshapen spots.
* Safety chain loops are still in place but they are misshapen.
* No other irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 7" inside circumference
Mark No mark
Clasp Secure, and original with original safety chain
Weight 23 grams
Material Sterling Silver
On Classic Collectables. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as "classics." However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces.
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.