Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
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Victorian Black Enamel 14k Mourning Bracelet

1,850.00

This solid gold bracelet dates to the turn of the last century, circa 1900, when wearing black jewelry was a way in which to mourn or honor a loved one. There were many different materials used for mourning jewelry at that time such as Whitby Jet, bog oak and Vulcanite to name just a few. This piece is a very fine example of the use of black enamel. To deepen the meaning, the bracelet prominently features a sprig of Lily of the Valley which, in the Victorian era, represented a variety of sentiments. In addition, the natural pearls that form the blossoms were known to represent tears. These beautiful, symbolic elements combined with the sheer beauty and surprisingly modern chic-ness of the design make this bracelet kind of perfect! The enamel itself is in immaculate condition with a few very faint scuffs but no chips or loss whatsoever. The exposed gold edges are incredibly detailed with a delicate hand chased geometric border and the the overall quality and construction is like nothing you could find in a piece of contemporary jewelry. The push button closure is very secure and snaps tightly with ease leaving an almost invisible seam. There is also a safety chain in place for added security. The width measures 3/4” while the inner dimensions are 2-3/16” from hinge to clasp and 1-13/16” from top to bottom. The weight is a substantial 32.3g. This bracelet is a truly classic piece of fine jewelry from an era that took much pride in excellent craftsmanship. It’s a beautiful, wearable, timeless investment!

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Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC
Victorian mourning bracelet Reverie estate jewelry NYC