Precious Sterling Silver Vermeille English Bangle
Vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is high karat gold on top of a 925 sterling silver base. It's a gold plating/filling technique, but where gold plated jewelry can use various base metals and has no minimum depth, vermeil jewelry always uses hypo-allergenic sterling silver as a base metal and is at least 2.5 microns thick.
Jewelry during this time often featured gemstones in hammer or so-called “gypsy” style settings. The gems were almost embedded into the pieces, with minute prongs holding them in place. With bold geometric patterns throughout and collet-set with a stunning rose-cut diamond, this bracelet example looks regal on the wrist and stands out in any collection.
Materials and Features: sterling silver
Age/Origin: English, Aesthetic Movement, c. 1860
Measurements: 6.25", 17.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.