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Victorian Faceted Saphiret Bracelet

Victorian Faceted Saphiret Bracelet

$1,200.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

A crazy and unusual antique bracelet set with faceted Saphiret stones. Saphiret is a type of dichroic glass invented in Czechoslovakia in the mid-19th Century. The process involves adding molten gold (!!!) into Sapphire coloured glass, creating a red/brown material that shimmers blue when moved around in the light - it's a really wonderful effect. Production stopped around 1900, when the price of gold increased and made manufacture of Saphiret uneconomical. It's particularly unusual to see these stones mounted in gold, since they are essentially glass/paste they're ususally in silver or base metal. This piece dates from the Victorian era circa 1890, modelled in 9k gold and likely made in England.

STONES 

Saphiret

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable length: 7 inches

Saphiret stones: 10.8 x 8.0mm

WEIGHT 

13.6g

MARKS 

Stamped 9ct gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age

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