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During the Victorian era, men had the Albert chain to attach their pocket watch to, and the ladies had these lovely feminine Albertina's to wear with their pocket watches with the pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit at the other, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they look so elegant sitting beautifully on the wrist, or when joined with another, make a fantastic necklace. This one was made during the late-Victorian period of the 1890's in sterling silver and has the most wonderful fancy links running the length of the with a swivel at one end, the tee bar that has a lovely twisted design and the gorgeous foxtail link tassel that has such a wonderful tactile feel to touch. Laid out from end to end this measures 23.5cm and when the swivel is attached to wear as a bracelet at the end of the chains, this measures 17cm. Once it is worn as a bracelet, it has such an feminine look to it with both the tee bar and tassel hanging so elegantly. Destined to always be admired, this ladies antique Albertina will always feel so special no matter how it is worn. Stock# ES9446 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Here is an incredible rare and impressive ladies Albertina that dates from the 1850's and is arguably one of the finest ones that could ever be found. Not only does it measure and incredible full length that originally would have been worn on the waist to hold a pocket watch at one end, but the detail of the links, the tassels and all the other components are truly sensational. Made in 15 carat rose and green gold, the smaller components are highlighted with platinum. Even though platinum was discovered in 1735, the only way that it could be used in jewellery was to be hammered or forged onto jewellery, and it wasn't until oxyhydrogen was invented in the mid-1800's that could then create a temperature high enough to melt platinum and use it in jewellery. Gold is alloyed with other metals that results in producing different colours. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today when green gold is made the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces has an incredible soft tone to it that looks wonderful here set against both the rose gold and pure white of the platinum. The foxtail links in the tassels are still in superb condition as are the two slide pieces all of which show such incredible detail. Even the four links connecting all of this together are truly amazing to admired from near or far, and this piece has such an incredible tactile feel to it that is so exciting to wear. Laid out from end to end it measures 40.7cm and from the swivel to the bolt ring, it measures 33.5cm in length. Still in exceptional condition, this very piece is featured on page 48 of "How the watch was worn: A fashion for 500 years" by Genevieve Cummins making this an even more exciting piece of history. There is no doubt that anyone will be hard pressed to find a better quality piece such as this, and this is one is up there with the best of the best. Stock# ES9364 Circa: 1855 $14,200
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When these were first made, the Albertinaâ€™s were originally used to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they drape beautifully over the wrist with such a feminine look and style to them, and this one here is so elegant and perfect for any occasion and time of the day or night. Made in the late Victorian era of the 1890's, it was made in 9 carat rose gold and the colour of the rose gold has that wonderful warm tone to it that looks amazing on the skin. The soft colour is just so beautiful and adds to the feminine look of the bracelet that will make it always get the admiration and attention that it deserves. Designed with three rows of facetted belcher links, the way each individual link is facetted allows it to capture and reflect the light wonderfully and then at one end is the swivel and the other the beautiful tee bar that has a twisted design to it. And then at each end of the belcher links is the most charming end caps that have an elegant intricate design that adds that extra element of beautify and character to the bracelet. Measuring 21.3cm from end to end, then the swivel is attached to the round link near the tee bar, this distance measures 19.5cm and allows it to sit beautifully around the wrist. Perfect for any woman of any age, this ladies Albertina is as beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago. Stock# ES6428 Circa: 1890 $Sold
No matter how it is worn, this antique rose gold Albertina from the 1880's is just so beautiful and elegant and is sure to always be admired. Albertinaâ€™s, also known as Leontine's, were actually designed to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and secure it to an outfit, however today they are more commonly worn as bracelets that look so beautiful on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck which is another option. The colour of the rose gold is just divine and looks so beautiful on the wrist and the design is destined to always be admired. Made with three rows of chain, the centre row is a twisted rope link and the outer chains are belcher links and in the centre is a beautiful hand engraved slide. At each end is a swivel clip and fox tail link tassel which itself is just so beautiful and tactile. Laid out it measures 26.5cm or connecting it as a bracelet around 22cm and the link to attach the swivel to can be drawn further in if need be. So elegant and regal, this antique Albertina is just lovely and feminine and will always be admired no matter if it is worn as a bracelet, necklace or to hold a ladies fob watch. Stock# ES6712 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Albertina's were originally designed to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and secure it to an outfit, however today they are more commonly worn as bracelets and here is a very beautiful antique rose gold Albertina dating from the 1880â€™s that will look so beautiful worn on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck which is another option.
Made in 9ct rose gold it has 5 rows of very attractive chain with a gorgeous hand carved section in the centre. The detail on both sides is just incredible and you can see how much attention to detail went into just this section all those years ago. At one end is the swivel clip which easily connects to the section at the other end and drapes beautifully around the wrist. Laid out from end to end the it measures 20cm and feels so beautiful on the wrist or can easily be attached to a chain and worn around the neck as another alternative. This is such an attractive antique Albertina that is wonderful as a bracelet, necklace or to attach to a ladies fob watch and has such a delightful feminine look and feel to it. Stock# ES6772 Circa: 1880 $Sold
The Albertina originally started not actually as a bracelet but was designed to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and secure the tee bar onto an outfit and here is a very beautiful 9ct rose gold AlbertinaÂ dating from the 1880's that will look so beautiful worn on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck. Made in 9ct rose gold it has 3 rows of very attractive chain with a tee bar and a gorgeous heart shaped end with tassels draping elegantly from the bottom of the heart. From the clasp to where it is attached making it into a bracelet measures 17.5cm, and from end to very end measures 22.5cm and hangs delightfully on the wrist when it is worn. This is such an attractive antique Albertina that is wonderful as a bracelet and has such a delightful feminine look and feel to it. Stock# ES6774 Circa: 1880 $Sold.