Antique Victorian / Napoleon III era crossover bracelet bangle. Peridot garnet gold and silver. Made in France, circa 1860-1890.
Measurements: Weighs 17.1grams. 6.3cm across outside of widest part; 5.8cm across inside of widest part; 5cm across inside of narrowest part. Note: ruler in 'photos is in inches. Cabochon garnets approx 3mm in diameter; 3 central peridots approx .80 ct each.
Crossover bracelet. The terminals of the bangle band pass one another with a central line of gems seperating them, making it a triple bracelet in appearance. The terminals and center of the middle band are all set with lovely green peridot, that line up diagonally. These are bordered by cabochon and old European cut garnets and the middle line ends with a smaller peridot. The bracelet is set in silver, typical of the Victorian period. The silver is laid over gold. The combination of gems and cuts produces a great effect of depth and light at the same time. The contrast between the lively bright peridot and the cabochon garnets (that look more like rubies) adds to mystique. Workmanship, is excellent.
A secure tongue in groove clasp. A later silver chain added for security.
Marks: The tongue of the clasp has two French hallmarks for 18k gold and a lozenge maker's mark.
Condition: good with minor wear commensurate with age.
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