Victorian Sterling Scottish Agate Buckle Bracelet
A stunning Scottish agate bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! The piece, which is made of sterling silver, is comprised of 10 ornate inlaid agate links. The agate, which is carnelian, banded and moss agate, has beautiful hues of orange, green, white, yellow and brown and each link is made of 4 separate pieces of stone which together form a simple checkerboard design. The links are square in shape and the agate is inlaid within sterling silver, all of them connecting to each other by a simple hinge. The clasp is incorporated into the design, with a fabulous 3-dimensional buckle design. The last three links of the bracelet each have a hole in the center and the buckle clasp has an inlaid agate frame and a single sterling prong which feeds through 1 of the 3 holes, allowing the bracelet to be worn at three different sizes. A movable etched sterling loop secures the strap and adds an ornate detail to the already fabulous piece. It is an unusual and fantastic Scottish agate piece that would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: When pulled straight, the bracelet measures approximately 7.75" in length. When clasped, the piece can be adjust to be worn at three different lengths: 6.75", 6" and 5.25".
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or to the agate and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.