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 Post subject: Can Someone Help Me with Identifying This Bracelet
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:34 pm 
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I bought this bracelet at a second hand store. It has no markings anywhere, but the details seem old vintage or antique. It was tested as 10KG with a home kit, but I am not completely sure if it's just and overlay and I can't place the time or who made it.

Any help would be so appreciated and thank you in advance for your help.

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Lovely piece.

I suspect it was made in the late 1800s and reflects the Etruscan Revival made popular by Castellani. The stones appear to be garnet and a seed pearl. These stones were popular during the Mourning Period in the late 1800's after the death of Prince Consort Albert....seed pearls signified angel's tears and garnets went well with dark mourning attire.

The ancient tomb of the Triclinium at Tarquinia (dating to around 470 BCE), was discovered in 1830 and was a tremendous inspiration for Victorian artists and designers.

Ho marks, eh? possibly gold fill.


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I would assume the same as far as it being gold filled, but does it change what you wrote above as far as the age? thank you again for responding. I sincerely appreciate it!


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Nope.


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Thank you so much for your help


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I find it very pretty and delicate. Nice antique piece, easy to wear.
In case it would come from eastern Europe, the pearl might be a river freshwater pearl. I have seen pieces of this kind in the museum of garnets in Praha, Czech Republic.
In that case the metal would be an alloy, not gold. If I remember well, they called it "tombac".


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Thank you so much for your response! What would be your opinion as far as the age and cost, if you know. Again thank you


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Many mourning bracelets and rings were made in Czechoslovakia for import into Britain.
Late 1800s is still applicable.
For price comps do a google search and find similar pieces.
https://www.bonanza.com/items/like/2128 ... th-paste-r


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Thank you so much. I am learning so much about this piece and I sincerely appreciate your input.


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