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Antique Amethyst Coloured Stone Bangle – Yes I am nearly 100 years old – believe it or not
Early 1900s – 1920s
Stunning Antique Bangle White Metal with Rhodium Coating to keep it white. Bezel set multi faceted purple centre Stone resembling an Amethyst Stone is most probably paste or crystal.
White metals were all the rage at this time in history as was filigree. Jewellery makers used a Rhodium overlay to keep the pieces shiny and bright and is used today to coat white gold and sterling to keep it 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. The base metals were usually sterling, white gold or platinum and is unknown unless filed into which would damage the item.
The bangle opens and snaps shut securely. It has a push button side clasp that opens and snaps shut securely. It has an inner safety bar for added security. Cut out design top and bottom with chased design all the way around.
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 just under 7 inches on the inner circumference and the bangle is 1.6cm wide. Weighs 19.6 gms. Purple stone is 1.3cms long.
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.
All measurements and weights are approximate only.