During the Early Victorian period when the Industrial Revolution surged ahead Romantic Period jewelry was very sentimental. It often reflected the new love of a young couple. Gemstones were often set in claw-like prongs or collet settings, a metal that encircled the outer rim of the gemstone, and were used in a wide variety during this period.
This killer Victorian bangle has an amethyst solitaire and features classic, romantic paisley etching. Hard to find in such a delicate periwinkle-leaning color, a delicate sentimentality is captured by the forget-me-not etched on the clasp. What a superb find.
Materials and Features: 14ct, amethyst
Age/Origin: Victorian, American c 1870
Marks: 14k on clasp
Measurements: 24.2 grams, 7" wrist
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