Late Victorian Emerald, Ruby and Pearl Salamander BraceletSKU: 7030379
An extremely unique and rare late Victorian salamander bracelet set in 18k yellow gold.
The bracelet is designed to depict an elegant looking salamander which is composed of 25 fully articulated gold links. Typical of the Victorian period, this bracelet is heavily detailed. The back and face of the salamander has been hand engraved to depict intricate scales and facial features which reflect nicely in the light once on the wrist. Amongst the detailed features are collect set mixed cut emeralds and seed pearls which start from the head and beautifully graduate down the salamanders back. The salamander is then accented with two vibrant ruby eyes which perfectly contrast the green emeralds.
Even though the piece is more than 100 years old, it is still in remarkable condition and is a true one-of-a-kind bracelet. The Victorians were known for their unique naturalistic pieces which heavily involved creatures such as snakes, butterflies, lizards and salamanders.
The salamander is secured with a push down tongue clasp fitting and an additional safety chain (this has been separated for photography purposes but will the soldered together before dispatch. The bracelet measures exactly 18 centimetres in length and is slightly oval in shape. It has a diameter of 5 x 6.5 centimetres. There is a total weight of 28.9 grams. Typical of the period, the bracelet is not hallmarked but has been tested for 18k gold.
The piece is accompanied with a bespoke fitted box and a valuation for authenticity and insurance.
Valuation and gift wrapping: We are delighted to provide a valuation certificate containing a detailed description and photograph of the item. If you order online the item will arrive presented in a gorgeous red box which is luxuriously lined in black or cream velvet. We are happy to gift wrap them if required and can include a gift card. They are then packaged in an outer gold box with ribbon.
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