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Antique Filigree Blue & Smokey Stone Bangle – Yes I am nearly 100 years old – believe it or not
Early 1900s – 1920s
Stunning Antique Bracelet Filigree Design White Metal with Rhodium Coating to keep it white. Bezel set multi faceted blue centre Stone resembling a Blue sapphire and two smokey coloured smaller stones on each side. They are not yellow or grey like rhinestones become but smokey topaz coloured under my loupe. Stones ares 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.
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 18.cms or 7 inches on the inner circumference and the bangle is 1.8cm wide. Weighs 19.4gms. Blue stone is 8-9mm across.
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.
The photo of antique bangles advertisement is a photography prop only and does not form part of the sale. The photo shows similar bangles from the era.