Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
10K Gold Turquoise Etruscan Revival Bracelet
This is a stunning 10k gold Etruscan Revival hinged bypass bracelet from the Victorian Era. This bracelet has some truly incredible details and is in very good condition. The turquoise cabochons truly set this piece off. The six turquoise cabochons are approximately 1.85 mm each. This hinged bracelet has a safety chain attached to its clasp for added protection. The safety chain tests as gold fill and is most likely a replacement. This lovely piece would fit a 6 1/4" wrist and it weighs approximately 10.6 grams. Though unmarked, it dates to the 1880s-1890s.
Etruscan Revival jewelry started started with a large excavation of Etruscan tombs outside of Rome in the 1800s. Within these tombs were pieces of original Etruscan jewelry. The Etruscans were master artisans, they created breathtaking pieces of jewelry through their use of gold wire and beading. The news of the excavation of these tombs, and the treasures contained inside them, spread throughout Europe. Etruscan revival jewelry rose to popularity with the people of Victorian England. Inspired by the Etruscans, jewelers implemented the use of wirework, beading, filigree and granulation.
It would make an impressive gift for the antique jewelry enthusiast in your life or an incredible addition to your collection!