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Daisy Exclusive

Victorian Coral Bangle Bracelet

$625.00

Daisy Exclusive

Victorian Coral Bangle Bracelet

$625.00

Here is an amazing example of early Victorian era jewellery circa 1830.  A pinchbeck hinged bangle bracelet with natural coral.

Materials:  Pinchbeck

“Pinchbeck is a form of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, mixed in proportions so that it closely resembles gold in appearance. It was invented in the 18th century byChristopher Pinchbeck, a London clockmaker. Since gold was only sold in 18-carat quality at that time, the development of pinchbeck allowed ordinary people to buy gold ‘effect’ jewellery on a budget. The inventor allegedly made pinchbeck jewellery clearly labelled as such. Pinchbeck jewellery was used in places like stagecoacheswhere there was a risk of theft. Later dishonest jewellers passed pinchbeck off as gold; over the years it came to mean a cheap and tawdry imitation of gold.” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinchbeck_(alloy)

Coral:  Genuine coral round and button shape beads which range in size from 3.4 mm to 7.1 mm at the top.  All the coral beads have a lovely matching deep salmon colour throughout.

Condition:  Excellent