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Antique Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Carved Agate & 'Cairngorm' Bracelet

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A unique pebble bracelet from the late 19th century, circa 1900! Hailing from Scotland and entirely hand-wrought, this late-Victorian bracelet comprises of three carved agate links and three earthy orange gem set links. The largest central agate link is fashioned into an oval-shape with a carved rec ...Read more
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A unique pebble bracelet from the late 19th century, circa 1900! Hailing from Scotland and entirely hand-wrought, this late-Victorian bracelet comprises of three carved agate links and three earthy orange gem set links. The largest central agate link is fashioned into an oval-shape with a carved recessed quatrefoil pattern, and there are two beautiful flower carved agate links. Each of the agates feature an artful greyish white and soft beige striated pattern, giving gorgeous character to the bracelet. The agates rest in wire frames which are topped with single granules, adding to the lovely floral appearance. The agate links are interspaced with three golden orange gems (the centre gem is lighter in colour). The golden orange gems resemble the Scottish Cairngorm (aka citrine) - however gemological tests reveal two pastes and a synthetic corundum (which is the lighter-coloured stone). The bright Cairngorm lookalike gems rest in sawtooth bezel collets with ornate hand-engraved frames, except for the last link which has a smoothly polished frame. A simple fold-over hook style clasp fastens the bracelet nicely, and there is a safety chain for extra security.

The total length of the bracelet measures 18cm (7" inches) and the widest width of the bracelet (oval agate) measures 3.50cm.

Scottish pebble jewellery was made popular again in the 19th century due to Queen Victoria adorning Scottish jewellery, and her frequent visits to her Scottish Castle Balmoral. For more fascinating Scottish jewellery history head to the Antique Scottish Jewellery blog.

The one-of-a-kind bracelet is such a gorgeous work of art, all indicative of Victorian Scottish history!

Victorian, c1900
Sterling silver (tested)
Three natural agate stones, striated pattern of greyish, white with soft beige hue's. Two pastes (deeper golden orange hue) and one synthetic corundum (lighter golden orange hue); stones imitating the Scottish Cairngorm. *Gemstones tested by a FGAA Gemmologist with professional gemmological equipment.
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39.24 grams
18cm (7" inches) long
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