Antique Opal Gate-link Edwardian Bracelet.
9 carat Gold Edwardian Bracelet Circa 1910
This is a fabulous genuine Edwardian 9ct gold opal bracelet. The elegant gate-leg design with opals is very typical of stylish Edwardian jewellery. This beautiful antique opal gold bracelet looks so stunning when worn.
Gorgeous Edwardian antique opal gold bracelet
This antique opal gold bracelet is set with ten fabulous colourful cabochon opals
The opals are particularly fine. They are predominately green and turquoise displaying vibrant flashes of orange
Crafted in 9ct gold the Opals are collet set to each gate – link section
This beautiful bracelet looks stunning when worn
- The opals are 5.1mm x 3.5mm
- The bracelet is 19 cm ( 7 1/2″) long.
- It is 16mm wide
- Concealed box clasp with safety chain
- Stamped 9 carat gold
- This bracelet dated to circa 1910
- It weighs 7.5 grams.
- This bracelet is in good vintage condition – last link with no opal
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- our ref 21323
Opal is a very special precious stone. It has been used in amulets and decorative jewellery for about 6 000 years. About 300 years ago it was found in Hungary, then in about 1800 if was found in Australia and which has been the main source since. Now there are many more mines throughout the world, most notably Mexico. There are an enormous number of different types of opal. Some of the major groups are Common opal, Light opal, Boulder opal, Black opal, Matrix opal and Fire opal. Most opals are cut as oval cabochons.
Opal is one of the October birth stones.
Care of your antique Opal Gold Bracelet
Opal is a fairly soft stone about 5 to 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. So don’t put your opal jewellery loose in a box with rough hard objects, such as metals or sapphires and diamonds. Opals should be kept away from direct hot sun or freezing conditions. You can clean your opal jewellery with a soft brush and warm soapy water.