Measuring 1.25" wide, this is wider than most and has a lovely all over ivy pattern. A diagonal buckle can be found engraved in the middle of all the ivy. The outer edge is different than most with its additional bar connecting the exterior beads. We have only seen one other with his type of outer edge. Perfect for someone who would like a buckle but prefers the look of floral bangles.
"MC" is engraved on the back in simply beautiful Victorian script. Most likely denotes the recipient of the bangle. Monograms are rarely found on these English bangles so this is a real treat. Due to the beautifuly scrript, this bangle could easily be worn with the monogram showing on some days.
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.
We specialize in this English jewelry. If you do not find something on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have a vast inventory so we may just have it. If not, we will certainly contact you if we find something which you might likeDimensions:
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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