18 KT VICTORIAN GOLD BRACELET WITH AMETHYST. XIX CENTURY"

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Reference: J2121A

Victorian 18k gold bracelet with amethyst. XIX century.
Victorian 18 carat gold bracelet composed of a body of calabrotes with pearls in the center, placed in pairs and alternated with small pieces highlighted with a vegetable element in light relief of classicist influence. The closure of the jewel is hidden in the front, covered by the centerpiece of the bracelet. It consists of a piece of gold with vegetal forms, scrolls and flowers in relief, topped by a trilobed form that responds to an influence of the Neo-Gothic of the 19th century. In the center of this part is an oval slightly oval shaped oval-shaped amethyst, finely linked so as not to detract from the composition of the closure. From this central element hang two chains, adding the usual movement that used to occur in nineteenth-century jewelry in many pieces.
The so-called Victorian Era begins, officially, in 1837 with the coronation of a young Queen Victoria in England, and would end in 1901 with the death of the same with 82 years. It was the time of greatest development of the Industrial Revolution, a detail that also influences jewelry with important technological advances (hydraulic power, steam engine, gas, etc. influence the machinery to be used). The advances in machinery allow to slightly lower the costs in jewelery, obtain new sizes in the gems with a greater number of facets (thanks to a greater speed in the lathes), novelties in the alloys (lowering of the gold leagues since 1854 in England, introduction of galvanization ...), etc. As for the designs, they were always marked by the taste of Queen Victoria. Thus, in general, three stages are distinguished: the Early Victorian or Romantic Period (1837-1860), with frequent inspiration in the world of nature; the Victorian Middle or Great Period (1860-1885), marked by the mourning for the death of the Queen's mother and her husband Alberto in the same year and the Civil War in the United States among other events, influenced by the archaeological discoveries of the moment and the technical novelties in the enamelling and granulation of gold, and the frequent presence of gems; the Late Victorian or Aesthetic Period (1885-1901), marked by the discoveries of diamond mines in Africa, which cheapened the stones allowing a more frequent use in jewelry, a more frequent use of ivory and soft color combinations, and a reduction of the size of the works as a rule.
Weight: 25.93 grams.
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· Size: 18 cms

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