Victorian Austro-Hungarian Silver Turquoise Bangle Bracelet
A gorgeous turquoise bracelet from the Victorian (ca1872-1922) era! This beautiful bangle is crafted out of .750 silver, and adorns a single row of stunning turquoise cabochons that carry around the entire surface. The bead set stones rest in a channel setting, exhibiting a wonderful variety of natural colors in sky blue and green hues, all of which look spectacular against the silver setting. The hinged bangle fastens with a simple push clasp on the side and features a safety chain for extra security. Stamped on the inside is a maker's mark beside the hallmark of the Austrio-Hungian lion's head with the number "4," indicating its silver purity, the letter "G," indicating it was assayed in the city of Graz between 1872-1922. This beautiful bracelet would look wonderful worn alone or stacked with other complimentary bangles, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures about 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/8" tall, and the piece would fit nicely on a medium/average sized wrist. The surface measures a little more than 1/8" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or to any of the turquoise stones, all of which are intact. The clasp is in good working condition, there are o-rings where a safety chain can be added for security, or removed if desired. There is a natural patina on the surface of the bracelet, which is normal given the age of the piece and adds to its beauty and character.