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2 1/2 CARATS Old Mine & Rose Cut DIAMONDS FRENCH Double CLUSTER ANTiQUE Hinged Bangle Bracelet 18k Gold

2 1/2 CARATS Old Mine & Rose Cut DIAMONDS FRENCH Double CLUSTER ANTiQUE Hinged Bangle Bracelet 18k Gold

Regular price $1,994.00 USD
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Type: Bracelet
Materials: 18k Gold, Diamond
Size: 2 1/2 Carats Tdw
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)



Beautiful antique diamond bracelet in a linear hinged bangle form with safety chain. So much sparkle! The top side of the bracelet is set with rose cut diamonds with two clusters of old mine cuts rising up almost like a toi et moi setting representing two people in a couple. 67 Diamonds in all! This Paris find is crafted in 18k gold with warm rosy patina and topped in silver as was customary for the time to set diamonds in a white metal.

Note that one of the largest stones at the center of the Old mine Cut clusters is a later replacement stone that tests in the White Spinel / Topaz area of my gem tester. It has a lovely color and sparkle but does not match the old mine cut center of the other cluster exactly. Also one of the rose cuts was replaced with a single cut but this is only seen under magnification.

It wears beautifully. Hallmarked for French 18k with goldsmith stamp on the latch which snaps open and closed securely and functions perfectly. Plenty of antique patina which could be cleaned up.

It weighs 18.4 grams. It is about 7 1/2 inches around the outside with a tape measure wrapped around it. Inside dimensions are 58mm by 50mm if I measure the distance across the opening in each direction. I have a 5 1/2 inch wrist and it is too large for me. : ( It won't slide off my hand without opening, but it does spin around my wrist so it would be better on a larger wrist or stacked with other pieces. And with the safety chain, it opens to slide over a larger wrist.

Exact depth is unknown but just using my caliper under magnification, honesty and some online calculators I am getting around 2 1/2 carats total weight in diamonds. The one largest center old mine cut diamond is 4.2mm. The halo of old mine cuts around each cluster are around 2.5mm with 2 rose cuts at 2mm and the 48 other rose cuts set into the top are around 1 to 1.5mm.


Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned with some age to them so they are in estate condition.
This has some reinforcements and areas of repair where the gold used in the repair does not exactly match the antique patina of the rest of the piece. There is also a crease to the gold near the hinge on one side but the piece feels quite sturdy and stable. As mentioned varying patinas of yellow and rose gold.

Also as mentioned two replacement stones - one large center white topaz or spinel, and one single cut diamond replacing a rose cut.

Typical antique diamonds may have some light inclusions, nothing visible to the eye. The rose cuts have some rough and frosty edges as they were just cut that way since these old diamonds were cut by hand. A few of the small rose cuts have a nick here or there but again may have always been that way since they were cut.

Beautiful coloring, shine and patina. Some surface wear and a few scuffs scratches made more noticeable by the mirrored finish, but functions well. So sparkly and beautiful. Please note that due to age, this piece is not in mint condition.

I have many more antique pieces listed so please see my other items and thanks for stopping by!

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Additional cost for insurance, expedited shipping and signature upon delivery will be covered by me.


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