I find that I like to wear these bangles as they would have been worn at the time they were made. In England, in the 1880's, a woman would wear a bangle (or two) like this one at the cuff, over the blouse, in lieu of a cufflink, one on each wrist. To this day this look is surpassingly modern, always sophisticated and a little sexy to boot!
This is a substantial hand crafted bangle, measuring 24 mm wide and weighing 36 grams. Hand crafted in the Victorian era, it has a buckle motif that is quite striking, both classic and lovely. This bangle has no hallmarks but has been tested as sterling silver.
She swayed on the edge of a stool, one foot propped to balance the guitar across her lap. Her voice was velvety and sweet and told my heart all the things it needed to hear. What a shining star. My eyes devoured her from head to toe, that silky jet black hair, flushed ivory skin and sleeveless bohemian dress. As she strummed, the spotlight caught the rhythm of her glittering silver bangle. She was so graceful. Only her fingers and forearms, and that illuminated bracelet, telling of her fierce soul.
This antique Victorian bangle bracelet was handcrafted in 1883 Birmingham, England. It features embossed roses with overlays of pink and green hues, and circular spheres running along the edges. The back is smooth. This piece is 25 mm wide and weighs 31.7 grams. Oval in shape, it will hug a wrist up to 7 inches comfortably. It is fully hallmarked with the date letter “I” for the year 1883, anchor for Birmingham, lion for sterling silver, and the maker's mark “A-B”.
He wasn’t even trying to sweep her off her feet or make her jaw fall to the floor. He just saw this necklace in the window and thought of her grace and her grin and her glow. So he bought it and put in inside a flowered tea cup she was sure to use in the morning. As he poured his coffee, she made her tea. As she made her tea, her eyes widened and her voice squealed with delight.
This beautiful Victorian sterling silver collar was handcrafted around 1880. Made with repousséd metalwork, this collar’s charms are classic, and the gorgeous floral links add nothing but wonder to this piece. It is unmarked with is typical for these collars and has been acid tested. It is 18.75 inches in length with a drop that can be used to hold a locket or bauble or used to lengthen the collar to 20.25 inches. This high style collar weighs 38.2 grams and the larger links measure 10.7 x 8 mm.
Compliments, a high style bar, and confidence-all courtesy of this winsome silver collar.
A rosary is a personal thing, in many a tale a rosary may be the last thing left to the hero, that final and most prized of possessions that comforts the soul. This rosary has spent more than one lifetime on earth, worn soft and smooth with decades of caresses, the reassuring feel of it’s presence is often comfort enough.
This wonderful hand crafted rosary has bloodstone beads and silver crucifix and fittings. The top bale is marked with the the boar’s head silver assay mark showing it was made in France; and while it’s been around and loved since about 1860, it’s still in really wonderful condition and ready for another generation or three of use. The loop is 23 inches long and the crucifix hangs on a 6 inch drop of chain. The rosary weighs 25.1 grams, the small beads measure 6.2 mm in diameter and the larger ones are 8.4 mm.