SOLD: Early Victorian turquoise bracelet with padlock, circa 1850


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This exquisite early Victorian turquoise bracelet has remained in excellent condition, greatly helped by being kept in its original fitted box.

The plump padlock, pavé set with teardrop-shaped and round Persian turquoises in individual collets, retains its original glass or possibly crystal back protecting a finely woven hair memento.

The beautiful bracelet links are set with oval cabochon turquoises on three sides, with the side against the skin flat – a delicate pierced plain gold rectangle that sits well and looks appealing, too.

This beauty is made for a smallish wrist with the inner circumference about 6 1/2 inches, or 16.8 cm. There is a tiny bruise to the base of the padlock, not noticeable when worn.

If you collect antique turquoise jewels you probably know how difficult it is to find good bracelets from this period. It would look great matched with one of those mid-Victorian snake necklaces which are similarly set with turquoises on three sides.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Just over 6 1/2 inches (16.8cm) in wearable length, padlock is 2.5cm (1 inch) tall including its arm, links are 6mm wide
• Weight is 19 grams
• In excellent antique condition – there is a tiny bruise at the base of the padlock
• Will come in its original fitted box
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – 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.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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