Victorian Sterling Silver Natural Amethyst Bypass Bracelet
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* A couple of prongs around the amethysts are slightly misshapen or missing but the amethysts are still secure in the setting.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Amethyst stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp and refractive.
* No clasp, the bracelet gently separates, slips on and firmly grips your wrist.
Length 6 5/8" interior circumference tip to tip
Width 7/8" at widest point, amethyst is 3/8" at widest point
Mark No mark
Weight 10 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver, natural amethyst
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Classical bypass design has unique filigree details and the addition of natural oval cut amethysts.
* Carefully selected, the amethysts have distinctly different lavender hues for a dynamic, shimmering effect.
* Excellent condition highlights the design detail and quality of construction.
On Classic Collectibles. 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.