• Elaine, nicholsons_jewellers

It's All in the Wrist Action

A bit of decoration for the wrist now that arms are on show with summer weather. Once the skies are blue and the sun is shining we can reach for those shorts sleeved sun-tops and t-shirts and sleevless blouses. And what better accessory than a vintage bracelet or antique bracelet. Baring our arms at the start of the summer can seem, well, a bit bare! And we can go delicate or bold, gold or silver, patterned or plain

An antique fancy link bracelet repurposed from a Victorian Albert watch chain with a mixture of three different patterned fancy links patterned with star, cross, and half-moon shaped piercings The three styles of links are connected by round faceted belcher links and the bracelet fastens with a trigger, or dog, clip catch.

Vintage Gold Bracelet with Rubies

Antique Pearl Bracelet, Gold Curb Links

Antique Edwardian Peridot Pearl Bangle

Vintage Contemporary Diamond Bangle

A diamond and white gold. the top half with an open serpentine channel set with nine free moving diamonds.

Total carat weight 0.90ct

Assessed G-H colour, VS2-SI1 clarity

Hallmarked 18ct gold, London 2016

Insurance replacement Value £7,000

Influenced by the Hollywood glamour, a ruby bangle from the 1950's style bracelet in yellow gold, comprising five sections of polished gold links laid in a brick fashion. Each section is separated by semi-circular domed tubular links, the ends of which are studded with a row of rubies. Fastens by a V spring catch and safety clip.

Hallmarked London 1959

Edwardian gold curb link bracelet set pearls arranged at an angle across the link. Stamped to the reverse "15ct".

Art Nouveau Bangle with Peridot and Pearl, Hallmarked 1911

The bangle has an open boat-shaped front which is set to the centre with a peridot and pearl flower cluster with pearl leaves and surrounded by scroll pattern wire work decoration embellished with seed pearls and gold beads. Thanks to the open work design the bangle is light and elegant on the wrist.

Vintage Diamond Bangle, 1.02ct, Yellow Gold, Sheffield 1991

Set with a total of 1.02ct brilliant cut diamonds set in two overlapping rows to the front half of the bangle. claw set to a polished yellow rectangular hollow hinged bangle. Closing with a box snap catch and a figure-eigh safety clip to one side. Hallmarked 18ct gold at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1991. Weighing 19.1gms.

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