Victorian Sterling Silver “REGARD” Wide Bangle Bracelet
A fabulous bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This gorgeous bangle is crafted in sterling silver and has a particularly wide, substantial appearance. The surface features an intricate raised design that spells the romantic word “REGARD” written across the front in a gorgeous script. Surrounding the letters are blooming flowers and various types of swirled leaves that weave through some of the letters, providing a lovely feminine touch. Two smoothly polished and raised borders embellish both edges of the word, creating a wonderful beveled edge appearance. The back of the bracelet is left simple and smooth, and the hinged bangle fastens on the side with a secure push clasp. A classic Victorian piece, the bracelet is rich in detail and displays excellent craftsmanship. Worn alone or stacked with other complimentary bracelets, it would make a romantic sentiment to anyone who wears it!
Measurements: The inside opening (where your wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and is slightly less than 2" tall, and would fit nicely on an average to medium sized wrist. The surface of the bracelet measures approximately 1 1/4" wide and is about 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling silver setting on the front of the bangle. On the back however, there are some minor dents and scratches, which is common given the handwrought nature and age of the piece, and not noticeable when worn given the location. There is also a subtle patina to parts of the surface, which is common given the age of the piece and adds to its beauty and dimension.