Victorian 14kt Diamond, Cameo, Sapphire Large Slide Bracelet
A beautiful piece from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This lovely bracelet features 9 unique, very large and detailed slides strung on a double gold chain. The first slide has a raised pearl set in the center of a rectangular shaped gold link. Black enamel tracery and etching surrounds the pearl and the setting has a scalloped edge. The next slide is unusually shaped with 3 pearls set in the center and an etched design throughout. The third has a hard stone cameo set atop a gold mounting. Black enamel tracery frames the slide with a wonderful and ornate design. The fourth slide features another unusual Victorian shape. It has black tracery, etching and ornate beadwork with a single pearl set in the center. The center, largest slide has a mixed metals design with a curved yellow gold leaf on the side. Scrolled handles rest on either side and a flower-like crown rests at the center. The next slide features a gorgeous rectangular carved cameo which rests high above the etched slide. The following, seventh slide is another unusual shape. It has a black enamel tracery design on the surface and a raised, prong set amethyst set in the center. The next piece has a raised diamond set in the center of a rectangular shaped gold slide. Black enamel tracery and etching surrounds the stone and the setting has a scalloped edge. The final slide encases the clasp and is round in shape. On the surface is a flower-like design which surrounds a single cabochon sapphire. Each of the 9 slides is strung on 2 strands of 14kt yellow gold chain. The tongue of the clasp is stamped "PAT. 4697315". The bracelet is an unusual and stunning compilation of 9 beautiful slides. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures 8" in length, is 1" at the widest point and a little less than 1" in depth.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the individual slides or to the gold chain or to the enameling. There are no missing pearls and all of the stones are intact. There are some minor surface scratches on the back of the slides which is not unusual for a piece from the Victorian period. The clasp is secure and in good working condition and has a safety clasp for added security.