Heart Padlock Clasp 9ct Rose Gold Antique Bracelet
Gorgeous antique turquoise 9ct gold bracelet
This bracelet is set with eight turquoises and has a beautiful heart padlock clasp
The stones are collet set to an open fancy curb link chain
This bracelet was made by the Victorian jewellery Ernst Gideon Bek who had shops in Birmingham, Paris and New York as well as his home country of Germany
This beautiful bracelet looks stunning when worn
- Turquoises approx. 3m
- The bracelet is 19 cm ( 7 1/2″) long.
- Links 9.5mm & 7mm wide
- Heart clasp 13mmx 19mm with safety chain
- Marked 9ct gold on end link and heart padlock
- Also on end link makers initials E G B Ernst Gideon Bec (German jeweller 1870 – 1919)
- This bracelet dated to the late Victorian period
- It weighs 12.5 grams.
- This bracelet is in excellent original condition – please study my high resolution photos that form part of the items description
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- our ref 22214
Turquoise is an amazing and highly valued bluish green mineral. The finest examples of which traditionally came from Persia (Iran). Turquoise comes in shades from “sky blue” to “apple green”, the most valued tint of turquoise is light blue, inclining to light green. Turquoise has been mined in Persia for three thousand years. It is usually cut “en cabochon” or with low convex surfaces, and in the East is frequently engraved with Persian and Arabic inscriptions , generally passages from the Koran. Such objects were worn as amulets. Turquoise has always been associated with curious superstitions , the most common being the notion that it changes colour with variations in sympathy with the wearers mood. Turquoise started to become popular in Europe from 1700 onwards and was much used in the Victorian period. Throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods turquoise was primarily used in sentimental jewellery and is closely associated with animals and flowers, especially forget-me nots. Today turquoise is mined in many places all around the world.
Turquoise is believed to have and mystic and psychic properties. The stone is often said to be an efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well being for the body. Turquoise is a December birthstone.
Care of your antique turquoise gold bracelet.
Turquoise is a fairly soft stone 5 -6 on the Mohs scale. So don’t put your turquoise jewellery loose in a box with rough, hard objects such as metals or sapphires and diamonds. You can clean it with a soft toothbrush and warm soapy water