This is beautiful Art Nouveau Bangle Bracelet, signed Jacquin and hallmarked for France. It is in incredible condition and an easy slip on bangle for a 7" wrist size. The hand chased repoussé work is incredible with a continuous pattern of Chrysanthemum flowers in a high relief pattern. This is a solid gold heavy bracelet in a larger size than you see most bracelets.
Dimensions: 13.5 mm wide / 2.5" circumference / 63.7 mm inside diameter
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Metals: JACQUIN. PS double eagle hallmark
Period: circa 1905
Condition Rating: 8 (minor scratches on outside edge, it has not been refinished)
Weight: 57.9 grams
Amazing Art Nouveau Bangle Bracelet Signed and Marked French 18k Gold
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.