1950s Victorian Revival 14K Gold Garter Bracelet with Tassel and Amethyst & Pearl Locket
$6,200.00 / Sold Out
An exquisite love note from the 1950s, this 14k gold Victorian Revival bracelet employs Victorian iconography along with intricate metalwork, amethyst, and pearls to tell its story. This garter bracelet features textural patterning, including engraving and a woven mesh border on the belt, and is finished with a tassel. The centerpiece of this garter bracelet is a bejeweled locket adorned with a pear shaped amethyst, the gem worn by St. Valentine, surrounded by seed pearls, a timeless symbol of femininity. Garter bracelets gained popularity during the Victorian Era as symbols of romance and love and were often worn by brides. It is not surprising that during the Victorian Revival Period of the 1950s this romantic style was revisited. We think it hard not to fall in love with this unusual piece.
In excellent vintage condition, the bracelet measures approximately 9 1/4" long without the tassel, and 1" across. The tassel is 1 1/8" long. The "belt buckles" on the bracelet allow for easy adjustment to fit nearly any wrist size. It is adjustable to accommodate a wrist sized between 6 1/8” and 8 ¼”. The pear-shaped centerpiece measures approximately 1 1/2" long and 1 1/4" across at its widest point. The interior of the pear-shaped locket is ¾” by ½”. Hallmarked 14k gold, the locket is adorned by a large, prong set, faceted pear-shape amethyst, which is approximately 12mm by 8mm. Please note that the amethyst has a warmer, brighter color than we were able to capture in our photos: it's even more lovely in person! It is surrounded by 24 small prong set white seed pearls, which pick up the purple glow of the center stone. The bracelet has both a safety chain and safety clasp, sure to keep it securely on your wrist. It weighs an astounding 101.6 grams.