Victorian French 18kt/Sterling Rose Cut Diamond Buckle Bracelet
An absolutely fabulous buckle-inspired bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold and sterling silver, this French made bangle features a detailed buckle design encrusted with sparkling diamonds at the front. In the center of the open buckle is a single bezel set old Mine Cut diamond weighing approximately 0.85ct. An additional 39 old Rose Cut diamonds line the striking buckle design, each bead set in sterling silver and collectively weighing approximately 0.90ctw. The bracelet is hinged and opens at a push clasp hidden within the seam of the band and there is a safety chain added for extra security. On the tongue of the clasp are several small hallmarks, which are French in origin. This unique and exceptional bracelet would make a statement all on its own or would look fabulous paired with other bracelets. A must have for any fashion forward woman or Victorian jewelry collector!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures 2 1/2" wide and 2" tall. The buckle design measures 5/8" tall and 1/4" at its thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and silver setting, or to the diamonds, all of which are intact. The push clasp opens easily and fastens securely, and the safety chain is intact.