Measuring 6.5" in inner circumference, this is a typical size for these English buckle bangles. Buckle is curved and not flat on the bangle. Most buckles are applied flat and not in such a curved manner. This curving provides additional dimension. The plain bangle and plain buckle as well as belt loop reduce the "fussiness" of the buckle. Ivy adorning the belt portion is highly detailed. Ivy was symbolic for everlasting love while the overall buckle theme indicated loyalty. This is a perfect buckle for someone wanting a buckle and prefers simpler, more tailored jewelry. It is also a wonderful buckle to stack with another bangle or layer with a link bracelet.
One of the most popular motifs in English silver bangles is the buckle. This fascination is due to the unusual subject matter as well as symbolic meaning. In Victorian times, the buckle signified loyalty, strength, and protection.
Dating primarily to the 1880's, these English silver jewelry pieces are extremely special. Each piece was produced for a specific woman. These were not randomly produced. During Queen Victoria's reign, this jewelry became popular as she, herself, would wear the jewelry in order to promote the industry. The pieces were made for the English market and not for export. Hence, these pieces are not commonly seen in the U.S.
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6.5" inner circumferenceCondition:
Hinge is in good working order. Clasp closes tightly. Passes the tug test so very secure and perfect to wear. No major or unsightly dings, dents, issues.Web ID:
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