Just WOW! This is an amazing bangle as it bears a very modern look but it is truly Victorian. With its central bold buckle and plain, thick belt extending outward on both sides of the buckle, it has a very tailored look. Most buckles have an engraved pattern of sorts and are much busier than this; thus, this is highly unusual not only because it is completely plain but also because it has such a different style buckle. Usually the belt only flows in one direction and not in both like a ribbon. It was obviously created for a woman who enjoyed substantial and stately jewelry without all the fuss. Measuring 1" wide, it is of nice width. Truly a must for someone who enjoys different pieces and loves buckles.
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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For more history, please see our articles section on the website for more info on Victorian jewelry.Dimensions:
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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