Victorian English 15kt Etruscan Bangle "Wedding Bracelet" Set
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 beautiful antique wedding bracelet set from the Victorian era (ca1880) is a wonderful example of the romantic tradition! English in origin, each bracelet is crafted in vibrant 15ct yellow gold. The matching designs feature a lovely Etruscan wirework pattern on the front, and a smooth surface on the back. Both bangles are hinged at the side, opening at a push clasp stamped "15CT" on the tongue. A gold safety chain provides extra security when worn. The wedding bracelets come with an antique Bailey, Banks, & Biddle fitted box with a cobalt blue interior. 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 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. They would fit nicely on a small or medium sized wrist. The surface of each bracelet measures 5/8" wide. When stacked together, the total surface width measures 1 1/4" across.
Condition: The overall condition of both bracelets is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the hinged gold setting or Etruscan wirework motif. The push clasps and safety chains are secure and in good working condition.