Here is an amazing example of early Victorian era jewellery circa 1830. A pinchbeck hinged bangle bracelet with natural coral.
“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.
A beautiful antique Madeira citrine hinged bangle in 14 karat yellow gold. This lovely peace is hand made with engraved scrollwork design and applied robins egg blue enamel in a geometric pattern.
Citrine: Five (5) round faceted deep orangy-yellow medira citrines, graduated in size and measuring approximately between (13.4 mm - 9.9 mm) x (7.85 mm - 5.8 mm) in diameter with an estimate total citrine weight of 25.5 ct.