Victorian Turquoise bracelet 9ct Yellow Gold Antique Curb Link Bracelet
Stunning victorian turquoise bracelet 9ct gold and weighs 10 gr
This bracelet is set with five gorgeous oval turquoises
The stones are collet set within a curb link chain
This beautiful bracelet looks fabulous on the wrist
- Turquoises approx. 3.5mm x 5.5mm
- The bracelet is 19 cm ( 7 1/2″) long.
- Links at front 9mm wide
- Marked 9ct gold on end link behind clasp
- Push clasp with safety chain
- This bracelet dated to the late Victorian period
- It weighs 10 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 235
Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold – pure gold ie 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 18 carat ie 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
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 pinky and is then known as rose gold
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 turquoise.
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 tooth brush and warm soapy water.