Victorian wedding bracelets are derived from a centuries old tradition! Bridal and wedding customs have evolved through the ages, but typically involved sentimental gifts with attached meanings. At the time of engagement, the first bracelet of a matching two-piece set was presented to the bride-to-be. The bracelet would be worn proudly up until the day of the wedding, at which point the second bracelet was also worn. Often passed down from a mother to her daughters, the bracelet sets were sometimes separated, making the Victorian era sets that still remain intact a special and collectible treasure!
This fantastic and unique wedding bracelet set from the Victorian era (ca1880s) is a beautiful example of the romantic tradition! The wide bangles are crafted in 14kt yellow gold, and feature a fabulous matching design that graces the front surface. The bracelets have a beautiful black enamel tracery designs that go all around each bracelet. Both bangles are hinged at the side with a push catch to open the bangles. Stylish and versatile, the bracelets can be worn separately, or stacked together to create the illusion of a single wide bangle. This special and sentimental Victorian set would make a wonderful keepsake gift, and would look beautiful worn everyday!
Measurements: Both bracelets have the same interior measurements of approximately 2 3/8" wide and about 1 7/8" tall, and they would fit nicely on a medium to averaged sized wrist. The surface of each bracelet measures approximately 1" wide and is about 3/8" thick at the front and 1/8' thick at the back. The overall pennyweight of both pieces combined is 31.1dwt (48.7 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of both bracelets is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no damage to the gold setting or enamel. The push clasp is secure and in good working condition.