This Victorian gold filled buckle has been sitting on my desk for 8 years. It is elegantly designed with a scroll and floral motif. I have wanted to make this into a bracelet but just couldn't find the time. I finally experimented with the leather. I chose a very supple leather that will probably darken from wearing and the oils in your skin giving it natural marks.
For my first leather bracelet, I am happy with how it came out. The holes are not perfectly aligned but they look pretty good. What is even nicer about it, there has been no modification to the piece so you can still make it into a real belt buckle.
Dimensions: 3" wide buckle / 1.75" wide leather
Wrist Size: Holes are at 6.25 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.25
Clasp: Belt Buckle
Metal: Gold Filled
Circa: Mid 1800's
Condition Rating: 8 ( the metal has some slight discoloration and patina due to age)
Thanks for looking!!!
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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.