A fabulous piece from Scottish agate jewellery, dating back to the Victorian era, c1870! The sterling silver bracelet is comprised of various agate links, each fashioned in an appealing barrel shape with faceted shaped sides. The Scottish agate amalgamate beautifully together in an array of patterned earthy rustic tones of translucent to opaque reddish brown, orange, and some with narrow white bands. The natural agate are set with a textured sterling silver cap each end and silver jump rings connect in-between. The silver is unmarked, however tests indicate sterling silver- many of the these Victorian Scottish bracelets were not hallmarked. A bolt ring is attached and appears to be a later addition.
Scottish pebble jewellery was made popular again in the nineteenth century due Queen Victoria adorning Scottish jewellery and her frequent visits to her Scottish Castle Balmoral.
A wonderful piece of Scottish history with beautiful all round workmanship! The bracelet would make a special addition to any collection!