Gorgeous Antique ruby pearl bracelet 9ct gold
This bracelet is set with alternating bright red rubies and creamy split pearls
Beautifully crafted in 9ct rose/yellow gold the stones are collet set within an attractive knot and curb link chain
This bracelet fastens with a splendid heart padlock clap with an interesting and secure bolt lock
This charming bracelet looks stunning when worn
- 5 rubies 6 split pearls approx. 2.5mm
- The bracelet is 21.5 cm ( 8 1/2″) long.
- Links 10mm wide
- Heart clasp 15mm x 24mm with safety chain
- Marked 9ct gold on end links and bottom of heart padlock
- Also marked PATENT BOLT SNAP
- This bracelet dated to the late Victorian period
- It weighs 15 grams.
- This bracelet is in excellent original condition – please study my high resolution photos that form part of the items description
- This Antique ruby pearl bracelet comes in the presentation box illustrated
- our ref 23173
Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold – pure gold i.e. a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24-carat gold. So for example with a ring which is 18ct i.e. 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750 or 3/4. You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a somewhat modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world. In general, if we are talking of UK jewellery a piece marked 750 will have been hallmarked/produced after 1975. The hallmark standard of 15 carat .625 was ended in 1932 and now has a certain cachet and of course an elevated price. The colour of pure gold is yellow. However, if gold is mixed with other metals it can become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or copper when it is then known as rose gold. Also, the colour of rings can be changed simply coating the ring with another metal. A common procedure is to rhodium plate rings to make them silver in colour, this procedure is also used to make white gold rings brighter and shiny, however rhodium plating wears off over time.