Percival Antique Turquoise Bangle Bracelet
Victorian Turquoise Hinged Bangle bracelet
Prong set in a channel with a beautiful series of Persian turquoise cabochons, this Victorian era hinged bangle bracelet offers a full halo of cheerful robin's egg blue, saturate with the beauty and subtlety of the mineral make up of Persian turquoise. Turquoise is found in some of the world's oldest existing jewelry, dating back to 4,000 BC, buried with royals in Ancient Egypt, whose word for turquoise also meant 'joy'.
Turquoise is mined in the most arid deserts and its matrix is a mix of phosphates of copper and local mineral strains. This bangle dates back to the Victorian period and is a relative of the more commonly found garnet bangle bracelets from Bohemia which were set in a similar way with garnets. As garnet bangles often were, this bracelet was forged in a lower-grade metal such as silver and plated once upon a time with gold, making it vermeil. The metal is a warm tone of silver, as the plating of gold has long since worn away.
A note about size: this bracelet is on the smaller side; please be sure to consult measurements provided below and compare with a similar style bangle which fits you comfortably.
MATERIALS: 800 Silver, Turquoise.
CONDITION: VERY GOOD
Inner Diameter: 2 1/8" x 1 7/8"
Bangle Dimensions: 3/16" Wide x 3/32"