Antique 18K Gold Victorian Etruscan Revival Bangle Wrap Serpent Style Bracelet
Before I get into some details - let me say please allow 2 to 3 days for this to ship out to you and 7 to 10 days for delivery once shipped.
Lovely antique Etruscan style wrap bracelet made of solid 18K yellow gold. This is a rigid bracelet so no flexibility in it. The woman that did the testing on this piece wears a 5 1/2" and it fit her comfortably so she said it should fit between a 5 1/2" to 6 1/2" wrist. Naturally, the larger the wrist the tighter it will be. The tips on this are shaped like a serpent head and tail. The gold has imperfections in it that are part of the process of melting, pressing and shaping the bit to include imperfections in the form of incomplete areas during the pressing of the gold metal sheets. Multiple minor dings - small - but present and I cannot photo all of them and show the piece. Really needs a professional polish from a qualified jeweler.
Piece as they are hard to find and the unique bits end up in collections while many people are still thinking about it. This is a heirloom piece that would typically be passed down generation to generation within a family and never make it to the market. Rare to find pieces like this given the nature of them and while I know everyone wants a great deal on stuff, this really is a fine price for this type of item.
Please do review all of the photographs as they are of the actual item you are buying.
Dimensions: About 6.25 to 6.35mm wide. Width varies due to how it was made. About 17 to 17 1/2" long from tip to tip following the circular direction of the metal. The ID across is about 2 1/8". The ID is approx 6.5" measuring one complete circle.
Weight: about 20.2 grams all inclusive
Hallmarks: None noted
Main Stone: None
Notable: A neat antique piece out of a high end New York estate. Testing between 18K and 19K gold with copper mixed with the gold. This will tarnish over time as a reaction to your body chemicals (sweat & oils) due to the secondary metals used as part of the strengthening of the soft gold. Gold does not tarnish - it is the secondary metals that do. Collectors of antique jewelry understand this, but the novice Jewelry buyer may not. As noted above, could use a professional polishing. Surface scratches. Dings. Metal imperfections. Kind of like a slinky with the "loops" not being perfectly aligned. No kinks. No cracks. Without hallmarking I cannot date the piece, but the gold and silver marking act was not until 1906 so by analysis it should be from the Victorian era. Could be older. Could be newer and custom made, but highly unlikely. This piece has been reviewed by two third parties.
All of my gold and silver is authenticated before listing for sale. This piece has been xray analyzed using a Niton XRF Spectrometer to ensure the metal makeup meets industry standards for solid gold jewelry. This piece was acid tested as well. You will not buy gold or silver from me that does not meet the industry standards for how the piece is marked unless noted in the listing.
Gemstones have been tested using a presidium gem tester and have not been reviewed, except where noted, by a gemologist so please assume they are lab produced stones as my opinions are only my opinions. Diamonds have been verified using a presidium diamond tester, they have not been sized or graded by a gemologist. All measurements of stones have been done using a digital caliper, are approximate and may not be exact.
Please do check out my other items as I am happy to consolidate shipping!
This item condition is overall very good antique condition.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail or FedEx Home Delivery. No PO BOX shipments for this item! Your purchase price includes insurance. No gift box is available for this item. A Signature will be required along with a valid photo ID from the actual named buyer at time of delivery. The shipping price does not reflect all of my shipping costs to include insurance and Direct Signature with Photo ID requirement.
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