This fine Victorian bangle is fully hallmarked, the bangle's origin is Birmingham- England, dated 1885, Makers mark- S.G (possibly Sebastian H Garrard). Absolutely beautiful style with a lattice mesh design in-between curved 9ct rose gold raised inlay each side, there is floral and foliate hand-engraving surrounding a raised tear-shape and single bead decoration. Back half of bangle is plain. Sturdy hinge and tongue connection which closes securely. Bangle can be professionally polished, if you prefer for a brighter silver colour- level of patina is a matter of taste.
With most antique period jewellery there are four main types of hallmarks that can give vital information on the origin of jewelry items. Purity marks, Maker's marks, Dateletters and Town marks. Some of these marks can be bundled in one mark depending on origin, or they can be absent due to various reasons. When a mark is found that carries a crown, it usually indicates that it was marked in a country which has or had a monarch as the head of state.