Antique Victorian Fine Mogok Ruby & Natural Pearl Bangle Bracelet in Yellow Gold
Listed for sale is an exceedingly beautiful and rare antique mid Victorian (circa 1850) natural unheated Mogok ruby and natural seed pearls bangle bracelet in 14 karat yellow gold. The bracelet contains a total of 81 top quality untreated pigeon blood red rubies of great clarity and sparkle. Except for the top centerpiece, all ruby shapes are cushion cut. There is a center cluster containing one large oval cut ruby measuring 6.5 x 6 x 3.2mm, having an approximate weight of 0.90 carats and surrounded by a cluster of 12 smaller of 0.05 carats each or a total of 0.60 carats. Surrounding the centerpiece cluster, there is another wider oval shaped cluster of 4 mid-sized rubies, each weighing about 0.11cts with a total of 0.44 carats, alternatingly set in between larger sized pearls of about 3-3.5mm in length. On both sides of the bracelet there are two rows of 64 calibrated and descending in size graduated rubies measuring from 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.1mm (0.045 carat each) for the smallest ones to 3 x 2.5 x 1.4mm (about 0.08 carat each) for the larger ones. Both rows of 64 rubies have an estimated combined weight of about 4.10 carats. Total estimated weight of all rubies is 6.0-6.10 carats. In the middle of each pair of ruby rows, there is another row of natural seed pearls graduating from 3.2mm down to 2mm in size. There is a total of 46 pearls set throughout the bangle. Gross weight of the piece is 28 grams and the inner diameter of the bracelet is 63mm x 54mm, while the outer measurements are 72mm x 64.5mm. The clasp of the bangle is hallmarked with what appears to be a dogs or boars head with a Roman numerical IV on top of the animals head plus there is another small symbol in front of the animals mouth, but unfortunately is not readable. There are also two makers marks reading in capital letters E. The bracelet is of a top European make and quality that was available during this mid Victorian era. There appears to be a much much later import or duty mark with a capital letter R in a circle that has been partially applied and covering one of the makers marks at the clasp, but that was applied most likely sometimes in the 20th century and does not relate to the type or age of the bangle. Similar ruby and pearl early Victorian pieces of such a quality and mastership are seldomly seen for sale at major auctions and are very well sought after. Absolutely scarce and rare antique jewelry collector piece and one of the loveliest Victorian ruby and pearl bracelets, bangles and jewels. The item “Antique Victorian Fine Mogok Ruby & Natural Pearl Bangle Bracelet in Yellow Gold” is in sale since Thursday, February 06, 2014. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Bracelets”. The seller is “vicbg” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Main Stone: Ruby