Victorian French 18kt Expandable Gate Link Turquoise Bracelet
A beautiful and versatile bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! French in origin, this lovely piece is crafted in vibrant 18kt gold and has a unique expandable design. The bracelet is comprised of interlocking gate links with turquoise accents, adding a wonderful pop of color! The unique construction allows each connection to expand and contract when pulled. This flexible design allows the bracelet to stretch lightly when worn, accommodating multiple wrist sizes. Stamped on the side of one of the gate links is "PAT," "18" and a small hallmark. There is also a French hallmark stamped on the small gold loop that rests on the side of the piece. A stylish everyday piece, this versatile bracelet would pair perfectly with other similar pieces!
Measurements: The opening of the bracelet (where your wrist would rest) is adjustable, with the smallest size measuring approximately 2" in diameter. When stretched open to its largest size, the bracelet has nearly a 3" diameter. The expandable sizes can accommodate a small, medium, or large sized wrist. The surface of the bracelet measures approximately 3/8" wide. The total pennyweight of the piece is 14.9 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the gold links or turquoise stones, all of which are secure and intact. The expandable feature is in good working condition.