c1920s-1930s Stunning Antique Rhodium White Metel Filigree Bangle & Citrine Coloured stone.
The last photo which is a prop and does not form part of the sale shows similar bangles by NuWite by Ripley and Gowan from the 1930s. Note they list the stones as gems. Bangle Filigree Design Silver Metal with Rhodium Coating. Citrine Colour untested stone at centre with two bezel set white stones either side. The filigree work is like spun sugar simply gorgeous.
Silver and White metals were all the rage at this time in history as was filigree. Jewellery makers used a Rhodium overlay to keep the pieces shiney and bright (Pure Rhodium is too brittle to use in jewellery) Rhodium is the most expensive metal in the world even out ranking Platinum and Palladium. Base metals were sterling, white gold, platinum or other white metals. It is impossible to tell without having an expert drill into the bracelet.
The bangle has a clasp that you press with a button top and button and a safety chain has been added for additional security. The bangle shuts closed securely.
Very Good antique vintage condition These rhodium coated pieces of jewellery were made to last and as the photos show – they do.
The bangle is 17.5cms or 6.75 inches on the inner circumference and 1.5cms wide. Weighs 17gms
This is a rare antique bangle and you are sure to get compliments regarding it when worn. Very Very pretty, collectible and wearable for day and night or special occasion.