Victorian Gold-Filled Etruscan Bypass Bangle Bracelet
A fantastic Etruscan bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This fabulous gold-filled bangle resembles a gold bar that wraps around the wrist, overlapping in a bypass fashion at the front. Each end of the bar ends in a beautiful gold ball that is detailed with delicate Etruscan beadwork and wirework. The fine Etruscan motif continues along the center of the bracelet, giving rich texture and depth to the design. Three delicate gold balls rest in between the opening where the bars overlap, connecting them together. The bracelet is hinged and opens at a push clasp at the side, where a safety chain provides extra security. The bracelet is very versatile, and could be stacked with other similar bangles for a layered look, or worn as a singular statement piece. It would make a beautiful and stylish addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall, and would fit a small to medium/average sized wrist. The Etruscan balls at either end measure 1/2" in diameter, and the surface of the bracelet is 3/8" thick. The center of the design measures 1/2" wide where the bars overlap.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting or Etruscan wire and beadwork details. The push clasp and safety chain are secure and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the setting that creates some variation in color throughout, which is normal for Victorian era jewelry.