14ct Wedding Bangles / Bracelets c. 1860
Here comes the bride (with her gorgeous bangles)!
Wedding bangles have a long history - one would be presented with the first one on the day of engagement, and the second one on the day of marriage! Dating back to the 1860s, this pair carries lots of symbolism. Pansies, olive branches, greek key motifs, as well as the vine of life on the reverse, all represent love, protection, wisdom, peace, health, wealth... all that good stuff!
Both bangles have been bloomed, meaning dipped in acid to achieve a better color concentration. The ‘orientalist’ design, hand-done bamboo etching with sparrow in center, Greek key, and textured archeological and Greco-Roman revival elements make this pair as classic as can be. Truly museum quality.
Wedding season or not, single or not, this pair is calling your name. Can you hear it?
Materials and Features: 14ct Gold
Age/Origin: c. 1860
Measurements: Perfect for a wrist 6.25” and smaller
Weight: 53g of 14ct gold
Condition: Excellent. Near to mint condition on this outstanding duo of rare aesthetic movement bangles.