Turquoise Seed Pearl Cross 18k Gold Expanding Bangle Bracelet Antique Victorian c1860.
Fantastic & unusual antique expanding bangle bracelet in 18ct yellow gold set with turquoise & seed pearls dating from the mid Victorian period. To the front is a turquoise & seed pearl cross with turquoise stones studded around the bracelet.
The gold has been tested as there are no gold marks. Each section is fixed to an gold colour elastic which expands to fit different size wrist. To the rear is hidden, between 2 sections, is a secure tongue & box clasp. The bracelet is also fitted with a safety chain but one end is detached & would need to be reconnected to make secure. All the stones are present, good even colour to the turquoise stones, the 3 seed pearls have darkened & the 1 in the cross has a bubble to the side, please see the pictures.
Length not expanded 16.0 cm or 6.3 inches.
Approx length when expanded 19.5 cm or 7.67 inches.
Size of central detail 2.7 x 1.8 cm or 1.1 x 0.7 inches.
Weight 23.1 grams or 14.4 penny weight.