18ct Gold Edwardian 1.30ct Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
Antique diamond and pearl bangle
It is centred with a wonderful creamy white pearl that is encircled by old cut diamonds
Set to an elegant knife edge band collet set with a graduating line of old cut diamonds to each side
The diamond are set in platinum with pretty millegrain edging that accentuates their beauty
- Diamonds 11 x2mm 2x 3.5 2x 3mm 2x 2.6mm 2x 2.3
- Total carat weight circa 1.30 carat
- Deep lustre cultured pearl 4.8mm
- Inside diameter from hinge to fastening 5.8cm (2 1/4″)
- Fits a wrist UP TO 18cm ( 7 “)
- Push box clasp with a safety chain for extra security
- Tests 18 ct gold & platinum
- Weighs 14 grams
- It is in excellent original condition
- Dates to around 1910
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 22108
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 very 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 Miki Moto 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 fresh water 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 birth stone for June
Care of your Pearls.
Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Also pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.