There is often so many charming aspects found in antique jewellery and this bangle has two that adds to the charm and allure.
Made in London in 1882, the sterling silver bangle measures 36.5mm wide and being hinged and oval in shape, allows it to sit so lovely and close to the wrist as well as being so comfortable to wear all the time.
With a romantic scene of a young boy and girl fishing at the waters edge, the three panels are bordered in rose gold and the leaves in each side panel further highlighted in rose gold and the rarer green gold.
Gold can be made in different colours by being alloyed with other metals, such as to produce rose gold, it is made by primarily adding more copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today although not very common, green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However in the late 1800â€™s, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves in the design.
This, combined with the subject matter will certainly make this antique bangle such a wonderful talking point and will no doubt be admired every time that it is worn.
And then to add to the character and history of the bangle, inside it has been hand engraved with "Ena Meakin 41 Parker St Derby". This adds such a wonderful glimpse into no doubt the original owner of this piece and adds to the charm of this bangle even further.
Perfect for any woman of any age, this bangle is as elegant as it is beautiful.
Hallmarked: London 1882
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Antique Victorian sterling silver bangle highlighted with rose and green gold
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 green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. 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 is more pronounced especially when set against sterling silver.
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