This Victorian bangle bracelet tubular with a key decorating the top. It looks like it had a charm below the key, possibly a padlock charm. I have been searching for a period padlock to put on it but have not found one yet. I can remove the jump ring but wanted to keep it just in case the buyer wanted it. It has a secure snap tube clasp with a modification I do to all my bangles, I remove the safety chain and add a safety "8" snap.
The oval shape makes it a comfortable fit and keeps it from turning if the wrist is 6-6.5". The bangle looks great stacked with other bangles. Think fast because these bangles sell quicker than most of my pieces and they are getting more difficult to find.
Dimensions: 8.2 mm - 2.8 wide x 2.7 mm thick
Wrist Size: will fit a 6" - 6.5" wrist / inside circumference 51 x 41.6 mm (with tape measure model has 6.5" wrist)
Metal: 9k rose gold
Weight: 8.2 grams (hollow construction typical of this style & period)
Condition Rating: 8 (one small dent inside the front of the bangle / original safety chain has been removed and 14k rose gold safety "8" has been added, has had a light polish but shows some oxidation from age)
Thanks for looking!!
Victorian Bangle Bracelet 9k Rose Gold Key Charm Bangle Bracelet
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.