Victorian Sterling Silver & Cut Steel Bangle Bracelet
Cut Steel is polished steel faceted studs riveted to a steel backing to fashion jewelry, ornaments and buttons. Motifs varied from the simple to the sublime, with multiple layers and densely packed studs. Designs could be enhanced by the use of varying sized studs and each stud could have up to 15 facets. Popular throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras, in general the finer and older the piece, the more facets the studs will have. Made in both England and Europe, this style of jewelry fell out of favor by the turn of the 19th century, but continues to be very collectable with Victorian jewelry collectors!
A wonderful example of cut steel from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful and unusual piece is a wide bangle bracelet made of sterling silver. The bracelet has scrolled open wirework that is covered with cut steel rivet accents. The cut steel pieces are fairly large in size and cover the entire surface of the bangle. The bracelet is round in shape and would rest nicely on an average sized wrist. It would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The surface of the bracelet measures approximately 1 1/8" wide. The inside opening where your wrist would rest measures approximately 2 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is no apparent damage to any of the steel rivets or to the silver backing.