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Antique illusion bangle made in 1891

Here is an antique bangle that was made in the late Victorian era, and shows that the Victorian's were not always so prim and proper and had fun with their jewellery.

This is an antique illusion bangle that was made in 9 carat rose gold in Birmingham in 1891, and will certainly always be a wonderful talking point whenever it is admired on the wrist.

Although it is difficult to see from the images as a camera only has one lens compared to our two eyes, the bangle measures a constant 6.9mm wide. However when the bangle is rotated around and viewed, thanks to the optical illusion created by the design, the bangle appears to get wider and thinner as it turns around.

Not only is the design amazing to admire, but this bangle can so easily be worn with other antique jewellery as well as modern jewellery and always fit right in.

The colour of the gold also has that beautiful warm tone to it that looks even better on the skin, making this perfect to wear day or night.

With such an interesting design, combined with a beautiful colour of gold, this in one bangle that will always be loved and admired.


Stock# EC245

Hallmarked: Birmingham 1891



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Antique illusion bangle made in 1891

Antique illusion bangle made in 1891 in 9 carat rose gold.

What is an illusion bangle?

An illusion bangle, like the name implies, gives the illusion that the width changes. In reality, the width remains constant and thanks to the design it looks like it goes wider and thinner as it is rotated around.

What is rose gold?

Gold is alloyed with other metals to both harden and sometimes alter the colour of the gold. Whereas pure gold is very bright yellow in colour, it is also quite soft and malleable. This makes it unsuitable for jewellery as it will often break or split. Other metals are added such as copper and silver to make it harder. not only will this make the gold jewellery more durable, it will also alter the colour. The yellow colour may "soften" in its tone, or adding copper can make it more of a warm rose colour.

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