Gram Weight: 15.5 Grams. Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold. Metal Melt Value: -- (Value All-Inclusive Weight).
Material: Bog Oak Wood - Dark Brown (Darker than pictures). Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Stone Cuts: Carved & Polished. Item Measurements: This bracelet has a wearable length of 6.75. The wrist gap measures 2 wide. The top of the bracelet measures. Bracelet Type: Hinged Bypass Bangle Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type: Opens via a push clasp and hinge wide enough to fit the wrist through. Notable Features: This bracelet was handmade during the Victorian era. This beautiful bracelet would have been made completely by hand. This beautiful type of bracelet was often given to a bride on her engagement or wedding day. The bracelet is a very rare type of material called Bog Oak that was traditionally exported out of peat marshes and bogs out of Northern Ireland.
This beautiful type of fossilized wood is known for it's dark black and brown hues combined with a matte finish. It could very well be that "something old" that you've been looking for. The bracelet features beautiful hand carved and polished bog oak wood with two recessed carved areas down the center of the bracelet. Withing these recessed areas is solid 14k yellow gold inlaid strips that run the course all the way around the bracelet. The safety chain is also made of solid 14k yellow gold.
The clasp features a base metal push clasp where the wood has been drilled and sanded to create a hole for it. It does not stay completely shut if pulled hard, this can be altered by a jeweler, or worn as is with the safety chain for that reason. Please don't miss your chance to own this very special part of history.
The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.The Victorian period, 1837 - 1901, is famous for its very rare and elegant, hard to find designs. Queen Victoria was the ruling monarch during this period, hence the name Victorian.
The Victorian period has three very distinct periods including the Romantic, Grand, and Late Victorian. Jewelry was often worn in abundance and expressed the wearers wealth and social status. This period featured floral motifs, birds, bows, intricately engraved gold, enamel, and intricate seed pearl designs. Wedding bracelets have a long history stretching back centuries, and were especially popular in 19th century Europe as Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance for influence in their art and jewelry.
Historically, a groom would give his bride a beautifully engraved bracelet on their wedding day, but occasionally they would also be gifted in setsone given upon engagement, and the other on the day of the wedding. Alternately these sets would come as two different sized bracelets, a larger one for the groom and the smaller for the bride. During the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras, these bracelets were also referred to as handcuff bracelets and were a symbol of matrimonial commitment, usually used in place of an engagement or wedding ring.
Bog Oak is fossilized wood found in peat marshes and bogs. It usually consists of Oak, Fir, and yew trees that have fallen into the peat marshes and bogs, fossilizing the wood.
Most bog oak would come out of Northern Ireland and in the early 1800s the jewelry rose to prominence among the social elite. It continued being a fashionable trend until the late 19th century. The more elegant pieces of bog wood jewelry would be inlaid with gold or set with stones. Please take this into consideration before.
The item "Antique Vintage Victorian 14k Gold Carved Gutta Percha Bog Oak Wedding Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Bracelets".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.