Here is a matched pair of Victorian bangle bracelets that were traditionally worn on each hand. Very similar to an engagement ring and wedding band, these bracelets carry a beautiful tradition for a bride to be. The first bracelet is presented to a bride-to-be with the 2nd on their wedding day. They are made in the typical Etruscan Revival style and period. Each bangle has a safety chain with a secure tongue and groove clasp.
There is minimal wear on these bracelets. There is considerable patina and some surface scratches with some green tarnish showing at the clasp. They are for smaller wrist sizes.
These are priced to sell as a pair as it is difficult for me to break this up because of how rare it is to find a matched pair.
Dimensions: 12.8 mm wide; 52.8 x 41.8 mm inside diameter;
Inside diameter: 61.8 x 52.2 mm outside diameter (fits a wrist size that is 6" or smaller")
Metal: gold filled
Period: Circa 1860
Condition Rating: 7 (patina and surface abrasions, green tarnish inside tongue of clasp, slight discoloration inside bangle)
Weight: 31.6 & 31 grams
Pair of Victorian Etruscan Revival Bangle Bracelets Gold Filled Wedding Bangles
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.