SOLD: Victorian Scottish agate gold bracelet, circa 1880


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This stunning gold bracelet was made in about 1880. It would have been the height of fashion, emulating Queen Victoria’s passion for all things Scottish.

Not all so-called Scottish jewellery was made in Scotland. Much was produced in Birmingham, sometimes using pre-cut stones from Germany, after the local, limited supplies were exhausted.

This style of bracelet with capped engraved columns was popular, though most are much simpler, with only one row, and they’re usually silver set.

The joining links are a special feature here, their raised agates united in an elaborate cartouche base and delineated by thin strips of gold that provide a refined contrast to the rich hues of the stones.


• Handmade in nine-carat yellow gold
• Set with various agates, possibly mined in Scotland
• Approximately 8 inches (20cm) long, 1.9cm (just over 3/4 inch) wide
• Weight is 42.2 grams
• In excellent antique condition: there are a few minor dings to the gold backs and one tiny chip on one of the agates – it’s only visible on close examination
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (including the matching Scottish agate gold padlock pendant) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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