Special Vulcanite Victorian Cuff Circa 1860
The Victorian era is without a doubt, the most influenced, and influential eras of antique and estate jewelry. The period of Victoria's mourning included large, dark, somber, yet dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black or dark stones golds.
This cuff goes with absolutely any look and features vulcanite, also known as Ebonite or hard rubber. Vulcanite, like gutta-percha, is naturally dark in color making it an ideal choice for use in mourning jewelry. Over time, and if exposed to heat and light, Vulcanite may be identified by a sulfurous bloom that gives the piece a dusty, khaki color. A timeless and versatile piece, this cuff is perfect for any wrist, male or female!
Materials and Features: Vulcanite, gold-filled bands
Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c.1860
Measurements: 6" wrist, 19.3 grams
Condition: Excellent condition.
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