Antique & Vintage Bracelets
Antique 15ct Gold Turquoise and Pearl Curb Link Bracelet
Gorgeous Victorian pearl turquoise bracelet 15ct gold antique turquoise pearl bracelet
This bracelet is set alternately with turquoises and pearls
The turquoises area vibrant colour and the pearls a creamy hew with silver lustre
Crafted in 15ct gold the stones are collet set within an oval surround with cub link chain between them
This beautiful pearl turquoise gold bracelet pearl looks stunning when worn
- The stones are approx. 3.5mm
- The bracelet is 19 cm ( 7 1/2″) long.
- It is 9mm ( 3/8″ ) wide
- Concealed tongue & groove clasp with safety chain
- Marked 15 carat gold behind clasp
- This bracelet dated to circa 1880
- It weighs an impressive 18.3 grams.
- This bracelet is in excellent original condition
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
our ref 23276 Phone Paula 07949058591
- Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!Factors affecting the price of pearls.Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Mikimoto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also, we have sea water pearls from the oceans and freshwater pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.Pearls are traditionally the birthstone for June.Care of your vintage-antique pearls.Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in silk cloth so that they do not dry out or become scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.Pearls absorb oils from your skin and it keeps them looking bright and lustrous, otherwise, pearls will dry out.Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.