A lovely banded agate bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This stunning sterling silver piece is comprised of eight banded agate links, which form a straight but flexible design. The bezel-set cabochon stones vary in size, and are all round, except for the largest link which is oval in shape. The agates exhibit complementary white banding that pops against the rich, brown and black backgrounds of the stones. Two strands of delicate chain connect each link together, providing the piece with wonderful flexibility when worn. Hidden seamlessly within the oval link is a push clasp, with a safety chain for added security. This beautiful bracelet could be worn everyday and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The bracelet measures approximately 6 7/8" long, about 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick. It would fit best on a small to medium wrist. The banded agate links vary in size, with the smallest round link measuring about 1/4" in diameter, and 1/4" thick. The largest round link measures approximately 3/8" in diameter, and is 1/4" thick. The oval link measures about 5/8" long, 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. All of the banded agate stones are intact and securely set. The clasp and safety chain are secure in and good working order. There is a natural darkened patina on the surface of the silver, which is common given the age of the piece, and adds to its beauty and character. However, the silver could be polished if a brighter look is desired.